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Miscellaneous working material, Part 1, 2, 3, & 4, 26 January 1907-1925

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Miscellaneous working material, Part 1, 2, 3, & 4.

Part 1.

  1. ‘My first Heb. [Hebridean] Lecture’, also marked ‘Pan-Celtic’, lecture, [1907], manuscript.
  2. ‘Tonality’, lecture, [30 March 1910], manuscript.
  3. ‘“Monster” Scribbling Book’, notepad, 22 x 14 cm, marked ‘E61/19’, including various notes, manuscript.
  4. Several loose pages, in no particular order, from various Marjory Kennedy-Fraser lectures and comments between songs at recitals, some on reverses of Marjory Kennedy-Fraser recital programmes, including ‘Songs of the Hebrides and Sea Tangle. Mrs Kennedy-Fraser Will give Recitals’, Edinburgh & London, ‘Mrs Kennedy-Fraser’s 4th Lecture-Recital, Saturday, February 27th, 1904 [...] Tschaikowsky Programme’, ‘The 19th Century Romantic School. Franz Liszt, 1811-86’, ‘Mrs Kennedy-Fraser’s Lecture Recitals [...] Subjects: “Wagner” and “The Folk-song”’, 1906/07, also on reverses on other items, including printed standard letter of The Tobias Matthay Pianoforte School, in reply to requests from parents for piano tuition for their children, and ‘A Visit to Bayreuth and Wagner’s “Parsifal”’, The Edinburgh Magazine, 26 January 1907, press cuttings, manuscripts.

Part 2.

  1. ‘Darlington Lecture Course. Lecture Recital by Mrs Kennedy-Fraser, Assisted by her Sister, Miss Margaret Kennedy. “Songs of the Highlands and the Lowlands.” River St. Hall, Ayr’, 24 November 1914, recital programme.
  2. Several loose pages, in no particular order, from various Marjory Kennedy-Fraser lectures and comments between songs at recitals, including ‘Scales. To take up at all seriously the question of Hebridean scales in such a short seance is not feasable’, manuscripts, some on reverses of Marjory Kennedy-Fraser recital programmes, including ‘Songs of the Hebrides and Sea Tangle. Mrs Kennedy-Fraser Will give Recitals’, 21 January [1913], Edinburgh & 12 February [1913,] London, ‘Mrs Kennedy Fraser’s Lecture Recitals [...] Subject – “A Visit to the Outer Hebrides” and “Celtic Music”’, 9 February 1907, ‘Mechanics’ Institution, Brechin, Literary Society, Scots Song Lecture-Recital, Mrs Kennedy-Fraser and Miss Margaret Kennedy’, 29 October [1913], ‘Programme of Third Recital – Liszt [...] Mrs Kennedy Fraser’s Lecture Recitals’, 16 December 1905, part of recital programme, ‘The 19th Century Romantic School. Cornelius and Jensen’, [25 November 1905], recital programme. ‘Feill a’ Chomuinn Ghaidhealaich. LectureRecital. Songs of the Hebrides. By Mrs Kennedy-Fraser, assisted by Miss Margaret Kennedy, A.R.A.M.’, St Andrew’s Hall, Glasgow, 1 November 1907, recital programme, also ‘Roy Bridge. Shinty Club Entertainment’, The Oban Times, 4 February 1911; programme outline for recital in Greenock, undated, manuscript. ‘Scots Songs, Highland & Lowland’, envelope containing ‘Song-Collecting in the Hebrides by Marjory Kennedy-Fraser’, rough draft of article for Scottish Field, manuscript, ‘Lowland music & Scots Tonality’, notes, manuscript, [lecture] notes on scales etc., manuscript & typescript.

Part 3.

  1. ‘To Eriskay a second time’, diary notes by Marjory Kennedy-Fraser, notepad, 26x20 cm, 11 pages, manuscript.
  2. ‘Clean copy Pan Celtic paper’, 21 pages, manuscript.
  3. Rough draft of introduction to From the Hebrides: Further Gleanings of Tale and Song, 1925, incomplete, manuscript.
  4. Several loose pages, in no particular order, from various Marjory Kennedy-Fraser lectures and comments between songs at recitals, manuscripts, some on reverses of copies of ‘Mechanics’ Institution, Brechin, Literary Society, Scots Song Lecture-Recital, Mrs Kennedy-Fraser and Miss Margaret Kennedy’, 29 October [1913], recital programme.

Part 4.

  1. Miscellaneous notes from various Marjory Kennedy-Fraser lectures and comments between songs at recitals, including ‘London 4th Recital March 11th 1918’, incomplete notes, ‘La Femme Embarrassée’, piano arrangement, ‘Whence came the Islefolk of the Hebrides?’, note, ‘Wagner. The Folk-song issued from an immediate double growth [...]’, lecture notes, mainly manuscripts, some typescripts, some texts on reverses of discarded letters and leaflets, including letter from Bill I. Ritchie, London, 17 July 1922, letter from J. Henderson, Paterson & Sons, Edinburgh, 1 September 1917, letter from J. A. Hamilton Jamieson, Edinburgh, 25 February 1919, An Comunn Gaidhealach, Glasgow, 11 December 1920, lower part missing, letter from J. Henderson, Paterson, Sons & Co., Edinburgh, 8 September 1919, letter from W. H. Christian, W. H. Christian Printer, Eastbourne, 22 September 1919, Paterson Sons & Co., Glasgow, 11 September 1919.
  2. ‘The Loom of Fate, A Hebridean Song Drama by M. Kennedy-Fraser’, synopsis, manuscript.
  3. Miscellaneous corrected Songs of the Hebrides proofs, some sheets reused for lectures.

Dates

  • 26 January 1907-1925

Creator

Language of Materials

English, Scottish Gaelic, and French

Conditions Governing Access

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

Extent

From the Box: 1 box

Custodial History

Gen.520, E61/25

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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