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Box Gen. 277, c 1880-c 1931

 Box

Scope and Contents

Bundles of miscellaneous music sheets – several of them appear to have been used in performances, in no particular order, several annotations and alterations by Marjory Kennedy-Fraser, also some text sheets; several recital programmes and publicity leaflets for Marjory Kennedy-Fraser music and recitals. It includes four folders:
Printed Hebridean music. Mainly Marjory Kennedy-Fraser’s own publications, including reused proof sheets and pages cut out from larger collections.
Miscellaneous music. Several Marjory Kennedy-Fraser songs, Hebridean and others, mainly manuscripts, some printed sheets, some transposed versions of published songs, manuscripts, several arrangments for harp accompaniment, manuscripts.
Recital programmes and publicity leaflets.
Sheet music: Logan & Co.'s Inverness Collection of Popular Gaelic Songs, various music.

Dates

  • c 1880-c 1931

Language of Materials

English, Scottish Gaelic and German

Physical Description

Condition - Generally fair. Some small pieces of paper (music) are pinned onto the larger sheets. No need for conservation, except for possible removal of pins.

Work done - All items dusted with brush and put into new archive envelopes. Some loose music pages returned to their proper places. Positions of all pins marked with acid free markers. In folder ‘Recital programmes and publicity leaflets’, two leaflets, one with photograph of Marjory and Patuffa Kennedy-Fraser (at the harp) and one – ‘Songs of the Hebrides, Folk Songs from the Scottish Isles’ – with photograph of Marjory and Patuffa Kennedy-Fraser (at the harp), put into separate transparent archive folders for protection. In folder ‘Sheet music: Logan & Co.’s Inverness Collection of Popular Gaelic Songs, various music’, The Logan & Co. sheet music with multicoloured covers put into separate transparent archive folders for protection. Boxed in new archive box. General inventory created.

Conditions Governing Access

Due to format, there is no current listening access to the recordings.

Extent

1 box

Physical Description

Condition - Generally fair. Some small pieces of paper (music) are pinned onto the larger sheets. No need for conservation, except for possible removal of pins.

Work done - All items dusted with brush and put into new archive envelopes. Some loose music pages returned to their proper places. Positions of all pins marked with acid free markers. In folder ‘Recital programmes and publicity leaflets’, two leaflets, one with photograph of Marjory and Patuffa Kennedy-Fraser (at the harp) and one – ‘Songs of the Hebrides, Folk Songs from the Scottish Isles’ – with photograph of Marjory and Patuffa Kennedy-Fraser (at the harp), put into separate transparent archive folders for protection. In folder ‘Sheet music: Logan & Co.’s Inverness Collection of Popular Gaelic Songs, various music’, The Logan & Co. sheet music with multicoloured covers put into separate transparent archive folders for protection. Boxed in new archive box. General inventory created.

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Centre for Research Collections
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