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Box Gen. 286, c 1907-1928

 Box

Scope and Contents

Kenneth Macleod, manuscripts and letters.
Songs of the Hebrides, manuscripts, mainly vol. 3.
Various items.

Dates

  • c 1907-1928

Language of Materials

English and Scottish Gaelic

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 ‘Songs of the Hebrides, manuscripts, mainly vol. 3.’, the introductory sections contain several pins. In folder ‘Kenneth Macleod, manuscrips and letters’, the binder containing ‘K. Macleod. Tales & Songs’ is broken and decayed, exposing various bits of metal.

Work Done - All items dusted with brush and put into new archive envelopes. Several pins removed and replaced with plastic clips. In folder ‘Songs of the Hebrides, manuscrips, mainly vol. 3’, the introductory sections partly interleaved with acid free sheets for protection from the numerous remaining pins, which are not individually marked. The deteriorated binder in folder ‘Kenneth Macleod, mss. and letters’, containing ‘K. Macleod. Tales & Songs’, discarded and replaced with new archive envelope. Fragile or loose items either protected and supported with acid free sheets and plastic clips or put into separate new archive envelopes. Some items wrapped in acid free tissue paper for protection. Boxed in new archive box. General inventory created. Letters listed individually. All songs in both beige notebook and brown notebook listed individually.

Conditions Governing Access

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

Extent

1 box

Previous reference

Gen. 286

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 ‘Songs of the Hebrides, manuscripts, mainly vol. 3.’, the introductory sections contain several pins. In folder ‘Kenneth Macleod, manuscrips and letters’, the binder containing ‘K. Macleod. Tales & Songs’ is broken and decayed, exposing various bits of metal.

Work Done - All items dusted with brush and put into new archive envelopes. Several pins removed and replaced with plastic clips. In folder ‘Songs of the Hebrides, manuscrips, mainly vol. 3’, the introductory sections partly interleaved with acid free sheets for protection from the numerous remaining pins, which are not individually marked. The deteriorated binder in folder ‘Kenneth Macleod, mss. and letters’, containing ‘K. Macleod. Tales & Songs’, discarded and replaced with new archive envelope. Fragile or loose items either protected and supported with acid free sheets and plastic clips or put into separate new archive envelopes. Some items wrapped in acid free tissue paper for protection. Boxed in new archive box. General inventory created. Letters listed individually. All songs in both beige notebook and brown notebook listed individually.

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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