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Box Gen. 520, 27 February 1904-c 1930

 Box

Scope and Contents

Miscellaneous working material, Part 1, 2, 3, & 4.
‘Loose Leaf M.S.S. [manuscripts] of “Book”’.
Miscellaneous music.

Dates

  • 27 February 1904-c 1930

Language of Materials

English and Scottish Gaelic

Physical Description

Condition - Reasonably fair. Some need of conservation. The many loose sheets of various types and sizes, in no particular order, are generally worn, but no specific damages were identified. Since most items are incomplete and appear to have been discarded by Marjory Kennedy Fraser, conservation does not seem worthwhile. In folder ‘Miscellaneous music’, several music sheets are glued onto brown paper sheets and stored in brown paper folders, the impact of which on the overall status of the items ought to be assessed. In folder ‘Miscellaneous working material’, Part 3, the notepad ‘To Eriskay a second time’, in pencil on thin paper, is fragile and would need 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. In folder ‘Miscellaneous music’, the brown paper folders lined with acid free tissue paper and acid free sheets interleaved between the music sheets for protection. In folder ‘Loose Leaf M.S.S. [manuscripts] of “Book”’, the notepad cover lined with acid free tissue paper for protection. Boxed in new archive box. General inventory created. Letters listed individually.

Conditions Governing Access

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

Extent

1 box

Custodial History

Gen. 520, EE61/25

Immediate Source of Acquisition

KENNEDY-FRASER (Marjory). Lectures and miscellaneous papers. n.d. [undated] Gen. 519-520. E61/19.
KENNEDY-FRASER (Marjory). Music and words of Scottish songs in the hand of Mrs. M. K.-F. [Marjory Kennedy-Fraser] Also a few printed items with annotations. 1921, etc. c. 120 ff. Presented by Mrs. Patuffa Hood, 1961. Gen. 520. E61/25.

Physical Description

Condition - Reasonably fair. Some need of conservation. The many loose sheets of various types and sizes, in no particular order, are generally worn, but no specific damages were identified. Since most items are incomplete and appear to have been discarded by Marjory Kennedy Fraser, conservation does not seem worthwhile. In folder ‘Miscellaneous music’, several music sheets are glued onto brown paper sheets and stored in brown paper folders, the impact of which on the overall status of the items ought to be assessed. In folder ‘Miscellaneous working material’, Part 3, the notepad ‘To Eriskay a second time’, in pencil on thin paper, is fragile and would need 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. In folder ‘Miscellaneous music’, the brown paper folders lined with acid free tissue paper and acid free sheets interleaved between the music sheets for protection. In folder ‘Loose Leaf M.S.S. [manuscripts] of “Book”’, the notepad cover lined with acid free tissue paper for protection. Boxed in new archive box. General inventory created. Letters listed individually.

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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