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Collection of Old Scots Tunes [...] Set and most humbly dedicated to the Right Honorable Lady Erskine, by Francis Barsanti

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Identifier: Coll-1687
Scope and Contents The content of the work is: 'Dumbarton's Drums', Kat Oggie', 'Ettrick Banks', 'Lochaber', 'The Lass of Peatie's mill', 'The Highland Laddie', 'Busk ye buske ye my bonny bride', 'The last time I came o'er the moor', 'Corn riggs are bonny', 'Waly waly', 'Johnnie Faa', 'Lord Aboyne's welcome or Cumbernauld House', 'The Bush aboon Traquair', 'To danton me', 'The Birks of Envermay', 'Fife and all the Lands about it', 'Peggy I must love thee', 'Logan water', 'Pinkie House', 'The Sutours of Selkirk',...
Dates: 1742

Lament for the Auld house of Spottiswoode, by Alicia Spottiswoode

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Identifier: Coll-1477
Scope and Contents Autograph manuscript of an early unpublished poem In the poem, The Lament of the Auld House of Spottiswood ca. 1833.

The manuscript has been folded and sealed for delivery and bears the address, John Spottiswood Esquire, Spottiswood, Lauder.
Dates: 1832-1834

Letter to John Aitken

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Identifier: Coll-1265
Scope and Contents At E2010.16 there is an 'autograph letter signed' from Thomas Lyle to John Aitken at Gayfield Square, Edinburgh, dated 28 May 1827. The letter is concerned with Lyle's compilation Ancient ballads and songs and how, having received 'notice from Mr. Lumisden', he is aware of Aitken's 'willingness to suggest a few amendments and additions to the Lyrical MS'. Lyle has heard much about 'Mr Aitken's abilities, from Glasgow friends', and would regard 'any little assistance'...
Dates: 1827

Papers of Alexander A. Aitchison, Musselburgh

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Identifier: MS AIT
Scope and Contents See External Documents (below).
Dates: Undated

Papers of Marjory Kennedy-Fraser

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Identifier: Coll-1036
Scope and Contents The content of the Papers at shelfmark Gen. 273-286 include a manuscript volume of Gaelic songs, manuscripts and proofs of The songs of the Hebrides, papers relating to The Seal Woman, proofs of Life of Song, and newspaper cuttings. Correspondence at shelfmark Gen. 519-520 includes letters from various members of the Kennedy family in Italy to the family at home, 1879-1880, letters to Marjory...
Dates: 1879-1930

R.A.M.C. song, originating in the Edinburgh University R.A.M.C.

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Identifier: Coll-1705
Content Description Song text on card, entitled R.A.M.C. Song, and consisting of 5 x verses with chorus. On the rear in ms are the lines:
'here stop and spend a social hour in harmless
mirth and fun, let friendship reign, be
just and kind and evil, speak of none'
Dates: 1914-1945

The Carmichael-Watson Collection

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Identifier: Coll-97
Scope and Contents The Carmichael-Watson Collection consists of papers belonging to the Reverend Alexander Cameron of Arran, Alexander Carmichael, civil servant and folklorist, Alexander MacBain of Inverness, and Professor William John Watson and his son James Carmichael Watson, along with books and papers belonging to the Reverend Charles Robertson of Jura, the Reverend Angus MacDonald, the Reverend Archibald MacDonald and the Reverend Father Allan McDonald of Eriskay. These include: invocations...
Dates: 18th century - mid 20th century

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Aberdeen University Celtic Society (1853-:) 1
Aitken, John, 1793-1833 (bookseller and editor) 1
Barsanti, Francis, 1690-1772, flautist, oboist, composer. 1
Cameron, Rev Alexander, 1827-1888 (Free Church Minister) 1
Carmichael, Alexander, 1832-1912 (Excise officer | folklorist and antiquarian | Edinburgh | Scotland) 1