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Box Gen. 279, c 1850-1930

 Box

Scope and Contents

‘Tolmie & Gesto’. Bundle of various publications and sheets, contains notes by Marjory Kennedy-Fraser on Deirdre, Caristiona, and Oscar, manuscripts and typescripts.
Puirt-a-beul - mouth-tunes: or Songs for dancing, as practised from a remote antiquity by The Highlanders of Scotland, collected and arranged by Keith Norman MacDonald, reprinted from the Oban Times, [Edinburgh], 1901.
Two notebooks.
Notebook: ‘Trios etc.’.
Notebook.
Music, glued onto cardboard.
Les 15 Modes de la Musique Bretonne, by Maurice Duhamel, Paris: Rouart, Lerolle et Cie, 1911.
‘News Cuttings’, note book.
Proofs of A Life of Song by Marjory Kennedy-Fraser, c 1929.
Various proofs. Proofs of Hebrides for Schools, Boosey & Co., 1927; proofs of various piano arrangements, Oxford University Press, 1926.
Music: printed or manuscripts, various items.

Dates

  • c 1850-1930

Language of Materials

English, Scottish Gaelic and French

Physical Description

Condition - Generally fair. Some small pieces of paper are pinned onto the larger sheets, sometimes with paper fasteners instead of pins. No need for conservation, except for possible removal of pins and paper fasteners. In folder ‘Proofs of A Life of Song’, all the thin sheets are stapled together in bundles, resulting in tears and rust marks; removal of these staples would be beneficial. Les 15 Modes de la Musique Bretonne, by Maurice Duhamel, is badly decayed and needs conservation – there are only three (possibly four) other copies available in UK libraries [cf. WorldCat]. In folder ‘Tolmie & Gesto’, Journal of the Folk-Song Society, No. 16, Being the Third Part of Vol. IV, by Frances Tolmie, is very worn, and the binding is broken; being Marjory Kennedy-Fraser’s heavily annotated copy, with personal dedication from Frances Tolmie, it needs rebinding to prevent any loss of leaves. The remaining publications in this folder are all very worn, and would all benefit from some conservation.

Work done - All items dusted with brush and put into new archive envelopes. Fragile items protected with either acid free sheets or envelopes. Some pins removed and replaced with plastic clips; positions of all remaining pins and paper fasteners marked with acid free markers. In the folder ‘Proofs of A Life of Song’, stapled bundles supported with plastic clips, but staples not individually marked. Les 15 Modes de la Musique Bretonne – also some other publications – put into separate envelopes for protection. Boxed in new archive box. General inventory created. Published volumes listed individually. Letters listed individually. All songs in notebook ‘Trios etc.’, arranged by Marjory Kennedy-Fraser, listed individually.

Conditions Governing Access

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

Extent

1 box

Previous reference

Gen. 279

Physical Description

Condition - Generally fair. Some small pieces of paper are pinned onto the larger sheets, sometimes with paper fasteners instead of pins. No need for conservation, except for possible removal of pins and paper fasteners. In folder ‘Proofs of A Life of Song’, all the thin sheets are stapled together in bundles, resulting in tears and rust marks; removal of these staples would be beneficial. Les 15 Modes de la Musique Bretonne, by Maurice Duhamel, is badly decayed and needs conservation – there are only three (possibly four) other copies available in UK libraries [cf. WorldCat]. In folder ‘Tolmie & Gesto’, Journal of the Folk-Song Society, No. 16, Being the Third Part of Vol. IV, by Frances Tolmie, is very worn, and the binding is broken; being Marjory Kennedy-Fraser’s heavily annotated copy, with personal dedication from Frances Tolmie, it needs rebinding to prevent any loss of leaves. The remaining publications in this folder are all very worn, and would all benefit from some conservation.

Work done - All items dusted with brush and put into new archive envelopes. Fragile items protected with either acid free sheets or envelopes. Some pins removed and replaced with plastic clips; positions of all remaining pins and paper fasteners marked with acid free markers. In the folder ‘Proofs of A Life of Song’, stapled bundles supported with plastic clips, but staples not individually marked. Les 15 Modes de la Musique Bretonne – also some other publications – put into separate envelopes for protection. Boxed in new archive box. General inventory created. Published volumes listed individually. Letters listed individually. All songs in notebook ‘Trios etc.’, arranged by Marjory Kennedy-Fraser, listed individually.

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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