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Box Gen. 287, c 1880-18 May 1967

 Box

Scope and Contents

‘Kennedy-Fraser MSS. [manuscripts], D. 18377 [E60/25]’.
Miscellaneous proofs of Songs of the Hebrides, vols. 2 and 3.
Breton songs.
Various Marjory Kennedy-Fraser manuscripts, deposited in 1967.
Various Marjory Kennedy-Fraser manuscripts, deposited in 1962.
Printed music collections.
Photographs of young dark-haired woman in a dramatic pose.
Discarded archive envelope. Notes of content and various D.- numbers.

Dates

  • c 1880-18 May 1967

Language of Materials

English, Scottish Gaelic, Scots dialect, French and Czech

Physical Description

Condition Generally fair. No need for conservation, except for possible removal of one pin. In folder ‘Miscellaneous proofs of Songs of the Hebrides, vols. 2 and 3’, the proof sheets are very worn and stained, with one pin still remaining. In folder ‘Various Marjory Kennedy-Fraser mss., deposited in 1967’, the Scots song sheet is ripped in two parts and would need to be repaired. In folder ‘Printed music collections’, Balakirew’s and Stecker’s publications are both complete, but badly decayed and fragile, with broken bindings, and would need some conservation as well as rebinding. In folder ‘Kennedy-Fraser Mss. D.18377 [E60/25]’, several of the notation sheets in envelope ‘Marjory Kennedy-Fraser music notation sheets’ are worn, some have holes and rust marks from previously removed metal paper fasteners, and a few sheets are about to fall apart – the content of the entire envelope is thus fragile and needs some conservation.

Work Done - All items dusted with brush and put into new archive envelopes. Several pins removed and replaced with plastic clips. Fragile or loose items either protected and supported with acid free sheets and plastic clips or put into separate new archive envelopes. Some items put into separate transparent archive folders for protection. A dirty envelope stored in separate envelope to avoid damage to other items. The two large photographs stored separately in transparent archive folders. Boxed in new archive box. General inventory created. Published items listed individually. Letters 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

Previous references

Gen. 287, E60/25, E62/23, E67/28

Immediate Source of Acquisition

KENNEDY-FRASER (Marjory). A few printed and ms. [manuscript] musical items from M. K.-F.’s [Marjory Kennedy-Fraser] library. Presented by Mrs. Patuffa Hood, 1955. In 1 envelope. Gen. 287.| KENNEDY-FRASER (Marjory).
A few musical fragments in the hand of M. K.-F. [Marjory Kennedy-Fraser] Presented by Mrs Patuffa Hood, 1960, 1962. E60/25, E62/23, D.18377, 20267. In Gen. 287.| KENNEDY-FRASER (Mrs. Marjory). Songs (4): Frenet Ha’, Speed bonnie boat, My heart is sair, and Braw, braw lads. Arranged by M. K.-F. [Marjory Kennedy-Fraser] Gen 287*/1-3. E67/28.| KENNEDY-FRASER (Mrs. Marjory). “Traces of esoteric tradition in Hebridean lore.” Paper read by Mrs. K.-F. [Marjory Kennedy-Fraser] to the Edinburgh Branch of the Theosophical Society. c. 1930. Gen 287*/4. E67/28.
Text on archive envelope: KENNEDY-FRASER; D. 12135-38, D.12145-53, D. 18377, D. 20276; 1) Music (MS.[manuscripts] and printed with MS [manuscripts] noted) from M.K.F.’s [Marjory Kennedy-Fraser’s] library, presented by Mrs Patuffa Hood, 1955; 2) Also further music fragments presented by Mrs Patuffa Hood in 1960, D. 18377; 3) Further music fragments presented by Mrs Patuffa Hood, 1962, D. 20276.

Physical Description

Condition Generally fair. No need for conservation, except for possible removal of one pin. In folder ‘Miscellaneous proofs of Songs of the Hebrides, vols. 2 and 3’, the proof sheets are very worn and stained, with one pin still remaining. In folder ‘Various Marjory Kennedy-Fraser mss., deposited in 1967’, the Scots song sheet is ripped in two parts and would need to be repaired. In folder ‘Printed music collections’, Balakirew’s and Stecker’s publications are both complete, but badly decayed and fragile, with broken bindings, and would need some conservation as well as rebinding. In folder ‘Kennedy-Fraser Mss. D.18377 [E60/25]’, several of the notation sheets in envelope ‘Marjory Kennedy-Fraser music notation sheets’ are worn, some have holes and rust marks from previously removed metal paper fasteners, and a few sheets are about to fall apart – the content of the entire envelope is thus fragile and needs some conservation.

Work Done - All items dusted with brush and put into new archive envelopes. Several pins removed and replaced with plastic clips. Fragile or loose items either protected and supported with acid free sheets and plastic clips or put into separate new archive envelopes. Some items put into separate transparent archive folders for protection. A dirty envelope stored in separate envelope to avoid damage to other items. The two large photographs stored separately in transparent archive folders. Boxed in new archive box. General inventory created. Published items listed individually. Letters 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 Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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