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Box Gen. 278, May 1877-c 1930

 Box

Scope and Contents

‘Printed music collections.
Scots Songs: Marjory Kennedy-Fraser, manuscripts, also various printed music.
Scots Songs arranged for mixed voices by W. N. W. Watson.
Music Fragments & Various.
The Seal-woman.

Dates

  • May 1877-c 1930

Language of Materials

English, Scottish Gaelic, Scots dialect and German

Physical Description

Condition - Generally fair. Some small pieces of paper are pinned onto the larger sheets. No need for conservation, except for possible removal of pins. In folder ‘Music Fragments &amp Various’, most notation sheets are very worn, several have holes and rust marks from previously removed metal paper fasteners, a few sheets are about to fall apart, and the pencil writing has either faded or was weak originally – the content of the entire folder is thus very fragile and needs conservation.

Work done - All items dusted with brush and put into new archive envelopes. Some fragile items protected individually with either acid free sheets or envelopes. Some pins removed and replaced with plastic clips; positions of all remaining pins marked with acid free markers. Boxed in new archive box. General inventory created. Published volumes listed individually. Letters listed individually; cross-references to the Marjory Kennedy-Fraser Collection of books noted. All songs in Marjory Kennedy-Fraser’s and W. N. W. Watson’s collections of Scots songs listed individually. Songs/titles in Marjory Kennedy-Fraser’s music notation sheets – except those with illegible or no titles – listed individually.

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 are pinned onto the larger sheets. No need for conservation, except for possible removal of pins. In folder ‘Music Fragments &amp Various’, most notation sheets are very worn, several have holes and rust marks from previously removed metal paper fasteners, a few sheets are about to fall apart, and the pencil writing has either faded or was weak originally – the content of the entire folder is thus very fragile and needs conservation.

Work done - All items dusted with brush and put into new archive envelopes. Some fragile items protected individually with either acid free sheets or envelopes. Some pins removed and replaced with plastic clips; positions of all remaining pins marked with acid free markers. Boxed in new archive box. General inventory created. Published volumes listed individually. Letters listed individually; cross-references to the Marjory Kennedy-Fraser Collection of books noted. All songs in Marjory Kennedy-Fraser’s and W. N. W. Watson’s collections of Scots songs listed individually. Songs/titles in Marjory Kennedy-Fraser’s music notation sheets – except those with illegible or no titles – listed individually.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

Contact:
Centre for Research Collections
University of Edinburgh Main Library
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Edinburgh EH8 9LJ Scotland
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