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Early seventeenth-century manuscript of Italian and French lute music in French tablature

 Fonds — Box: CLX-A-766
Identifier: Coll-2073
Scope and Contents Formerly part of the Dolmetsch Collection, this manuscript contains some 320 pieces of Italian and French lute music in French tablature, 89 of which are unique to this source. The compositions, by 26 identified composers, date from the transitional period between the stylistic epochs of the Renaissance and Baroque. One composer of particular interest is the lutenist Michelagnolo (or Michelangelo) Galilei (1575-1631), son of the theorist and lutenist Vincenzo Galilei and brother of Galileo...
Dates: c 1620

George Baillie Collection of Music Manuscripts

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1061
Scope and Contents

This collection contains music manuscripts dating mainly from the 18th and 19th centuries, which belonged to George Baillie. It mostly consists of arias and cantatas by composers such as Giovanni Bononcini, Alessandro Scarlatti, Giovanni Pergolese, George Handel, and many more. Most of the manuscripts are in Italian.


A few later manuscripts from the 20th century have obviously been subsequently added to the collection, although there is no information on their provenance.

Dates: 1700-1830; 20th century

Kenneth Leighton Archive

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1144
Scope and Contents

This archive consists mainly of Leighton's original music scores and sketches, as well as four large boxes of reel-to-reel tapes and vinyles. See the box list for an inventory of every piece.

Dates: 1946-1988

Letters from Kenneth Leighton to Neil Mackie

 Fonds — Box: CLX-A-760
Identifier: Coll-2078
Content Description This fonds contains three letters (two originals, one copy) sent from Kenneth Leighton to Scottish tenor Neil Mackie in 1986 and 1987, relating to Leighton's composition "Earth, Sweet Earth" performed the first time by Neil Mackie in 1987. Letter dated 25 June 1986, in which Leighton informs Mackie that ""Earth Sweet Earth" is now finished" and that "[he is] sending [him] a copy of the text". He goes on...
Dates: 1986-1987

Letters of Henry Holiday to Helen Patuffa Hood

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1558
Scope and Contents All three letters are on the letterhead of 'Wansfell', 18 Chesterfield Gardens, Hampstead NW 3, and dated 17 January 1921, 8 February 1921, and 17 February 1922. Each open with the salutation, 'My dear Patuffa'. The letter of 17 January 1921 begins, 'I have just found, to my much delight, Mrs Kennedy Fraser's invitation to your wedding, wh. reached me at Betty-Fold, our house at the Lakes'. Holiday had hoped to attend, 'but when I unpacked the invitation had disappeared'. He...
Dates: 1921-1922

Manuscript music book containing a collection of Highland bagpipe music [...] Alexander Wallace

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1428
Scope and Contents The item is a bound manuscript book, with cloth-covered boards. The volume contains the former front cover with the bookseller's details: The Cowdenbeath Manuscript Music Book, Williamson, Music seller, Cowdenbeath. The cloth board, inside front cover, has a handwritten title-page: 'A collection of / highland bagpipe music, / containing strathspeys / marches quicksteps / laments hornpipes / highland schottisches, jigs / reels polkas waltzes and country dances / Arranged and Written by /...
Dates: 1880-1910

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

Manuscript music book containing music for 182 Strathspeys and Reels

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1426
Scope and Contents This volume containing the music for 182 strathspeys and reels also includes the identities of the composers. Oblong 8vo, 106 pp, paper watermarked 1830. There is a partial index. It contains signatures of William Sutherland and John Roy Stuart to the rear and others have been erased from the front. Tunes include: Lady Montgomerie, composed by the Earl of Eglinton Shela O Neal composed...
Dates: 1830

Manuscript music book containing the music for 74 Scottish airs

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1427
Scope and Contents

This volume containing the music for 74 Scottish airs, includes:


  1. Cauld Kail in Aberdeen
  2. The bush aboon Traquair
  3. Oh! Open the door Lord Gregory
  4. Auld Robin Gray

Oblong 8vo, 24pp. Paper watermarked 1804. Signature of James Aikman, Perth.

Dates: 1804
Detail of page from the Compendium of Chronicles by Rashid al-Din. Shows text with central miniature depicting the Sultan Luhrasp, who ruled the Mazandarin Province of Iran during the late 15th century, seated on a throne, surrounded by attendants.
Detail of page from the Compendium of Chro...

Manuscripts of the Islamicate World and South Asia

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Identifier: Or Ms
Scope and Contents This collection consists of over 700 manuscripts pertaining to the Islamicate world and South Asia, dating from the 10th to 19th centuries C.E. (the majority being post-1500). Chiefly bound paper codices, it includes sacred texts of importance to the Muslim, Hindu, and Sikh faiths, Qur’anic commentaries, Traditions of the Prophet Muhammad and the Shi’i Imams, works treating Islamic law, world history, the history of India, medicine,...
Dates: 10th-19th centuries C.E. (bulk: post-1500 C.E.)

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Hood, Helen Patuffa, 1889-1967 (harpist) 3
University of Edinburgh (Scottish University) 3
Fraser, Marjory Kennedy-, 1857-1930 (singer, pianist, folk-song collector and arranger) 2
Leighton, Kenneth, 1929-1988 (Professor of Music, University of Edinburgh) 2
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Aikman, James, fl. 1804 1
Baillie, George, 1664-1738 (Scottish politician) 1
Barsanti, Francis, 1690-1772, flautist, oboist, composer. 1
Blades, James, 1901-1999 (English percussionist) 1
Boughton, Alice, 1866-1943 (Photographer) 1
Boulanger, Juliette Nadia, 1887-1979 (French composer and music teacher) 1
Collinson, Francis Montgomery, 1895-1985 1
Cowan, Kate M., fl. 1888 1
Donizetti, Gaetano, 1797-1848 (composer) 1
Dowland, John, c 1563-1626 (English Renaissance composer, lutenist, and singer.) 1
Education Authority for Edinburgh 1
Firth, George, 1901-1983 (scientist, professional singer, teacher, choral and orchestral conductor, lecturer, administrator and author) 1
Forester, Robert, fl. 1818 1
Fraser, Angus, c 1800-1870 (Musician, Colour Sergeant) 1
Fraser, Simon, 1773-1852 (father of Angus Fraser) 1
Galilei, Michelagnolo, 1575-1631 (Italian composer and lutenist) 1
Grierson, Mary Gardner (pianist and conductor) 1
Holiday, Henry, 1839-1927 (pre-Raphaelite painter) 1
Joachim, Joseph, 1831-1907 (violinist) 1
Kendall, Sheena Lilian Grant, 1883-1974 (composer) 1
Mackie, Neil, b 1946 (Scottish tenor) 1
Macleod, Kenneth, 1871-1955 (Church of Scotland minister and folklorist) 1
Morison, Agnes, fl. 1829 1
Morrison, James, fl. 1875-1893 (bagpiper) 1
Newman, Sidney Thomas Mayow, 1906-1971 (Reid Professor of Music, University of Edinburgh) 1
Niecks, Professor, Friedrich, 1845-1924 (Professor of Music) 1
Oakeley, Herbert Stanley, Sir, 1830-1903 (Professor of Music, University of Edinburgh) 1
Ramsay, Allan, 1686-1758 (Scottish poet and bookseller) 1
Robinson, John, 1727-1802 (Westmorland MP) 1
Sanders, Dora Susan Chalmers, fl. 1924-1928 (student; wife of James Russell Turner) 1
Scottish Musical Society (1879-1900) 1
Struthers, Christina, d. 1944 (Mus.Bac. 1899 | wife of Frederick Niecks) 1
Tovey, Sir Donald Francis, 1875-1940 (Reid Professor of Music, University of Edinburgh) 1
Waddell Orchestra and Soloists 1
Waddell, Maimie, fl. 1933-1984 (conductor) 1
Waddell, Ruth, 1891-1980 (violoncello teacher and performer) 1
Wallace, Alexander, fl. 1880-1910 (bagpiper) 1
Weisse, Sophie, 1852-1945 (Scottish music teacher) 1
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