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Musical instruments

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Created For = Tovey

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Common-place book of Harriet Holmes, 1818

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1415
Scope and Contents No place of origin recorded. 1818-1820 4to., 98 pages (approx. 14,000 words) pen and ink drawings, entirely Holograph neat sloping hand, in contemp. red straight grain morocco, marbled paper sides, light wear. This Commonplace Book commenced at the very end of 1818 and continued only for a few months gives an interesting indication of the interests of a young woman in her early twenties. The subjects are mostly copied and mostly on topical subjects. They include articles on a...
Dates: 1818-1820

Letter to Dr Mary Gardner Grierson from Sophie Weisse, 08 October 1937

 Item
Identifier: Coll-411/1/1/L2602
Scope and Contents Letter, 8 October 1937, Surrey, Sophie Weisse to Mary Grierson. Concerning a discussion over which instrument Tovey's son should learn and Miss. Weisse explaining that she is too ill too come to Edinburgh. Holograph signed.
Dates: 08 October 1937

Letter to Sir Donald Francis Tovey from Haya Maclugan, 20 April 1922

 Item
Identifier: Coll-411/1/1/L1383
Scope and Contents Letter, 20 April 1922, Edinburgh, Haya Maclugan to Donald Tovey. Informing Tovey of the wish to sell a viola and a description of the viola. Holograph signed.
Dates: 20 April 1922

Letter to Sir Donald Francis Tovey from Maud Horne, 16 April 1923

 Item
Identifier: Coll-411/1/1/L1282
Scope and Contents Letter, 16 April 1923, London, Maud Horne to Donald Tovey. Offering a 'seraphine', to the collection of old musical instruments at Edinburgh University. Holograph signed.
Dates: 16 April 1923

Letters, programmes and minute book of the Edinburgh Amateur Orchestral Society

 Fonds — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Coll-1569
Scope and Contents The collection is composed of notes and memoranda about purchases and gifts of parts, correspondence, and Sketch Programmes for the Society's Jubilee Year of 1921-1922, seasons 1922-23, 1923-24, 1924-25, 1925-26, 1926-27, and 1935-36.Subsequent addition: the minute book of Edinburgh Amateur Orchestral Society, with minutes of meetings from 1872 to 1955 (some hand written, some typed). The book also includes annual reports, correspondence, accounts, notices, handwritten notes with extracts...
Dates: 1872-1955; 1987

Scrapbook of John Donaldson, Reid Professor of the Theory of Music, 1850s

 Item
Identifier: Mus.f.379
Scope and Contents Scrapbook containing Donaldson's collection of cuttings (including one from The Scotsman 24 April 1858 re his purchases of many items for the Reid library from Siegfried Wilhelm Dehn in Berlin), pamphlets (including several collected at the Great Exhibition of 1851), handbills and advertisements describing and advertising various types of musical instrument.Donaldson made considerable acquisitions of both musical instruments and scores for the Reid and was the driving force behind the...
Dates: 1850s

Song entitled 'An Fhideag Airgid' and accompanying story, 21 May 1869

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/13
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'An Fhideag Airgid' [The Silver Whistle] collected from Donald MacPhee, blacksmith, BrÚibhig/Breivig, Barraigh/Isle of Barra beginning 'Co sheineas an fhideag airgead, Hi uill uill o'. The song is composed of twelve lines and the text has been scored through in ink. Written transversely across the text in ink is ''B[ook] p[age] Trans[cribed] June 16 1869 A[lexander] A[rchibald] C[armichael]' while written transveresely in pencil is 'Mor nin Iain ic Dhonuil bhain'. The accompanying...
Dates: 21 May 1869