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Manuscript music book containing music for 43 Scottish, German and French dances

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1425

Scope and Contents

The first leaf of the oblong 8vo item of [60]pp. is headed 'Scottish Quadrilles'. It includes German and French examples as well as a couple of waltzes and a mazurka. Many of the tunes are initialled and are dated from October 1850 to April 1857, some with the location Wemyss. The volume was produced by M'Dowall, Greig and Wahler, lithographic and letterpress printers, Edinburgh. It has a coloured scrollwork cover.

Dates

  • 1850-1857

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

Open to bona fide researchers, but please contact repository for details in advance of visit.

Biographical / Historical

Elizabeth Absolon signed her name to a small volume, or manuscript music book, containing music for 43 Scottish, German and French dances. She dated it 24 October 1850.

Extent

1 volume

Physical Location

CLX-A-1128

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased April 2012. Accession no: E2012.54

Processing Information

Catalogued by Graeme D. Eddie 10 December 2012
Title
Manuscript music book containing music for 43 Scottish, German and French dances

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Centre for Research Collections
University of Edinburgh Main Library
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Edinburgh EH8 9LJ Scotland
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