Microfilm of two manuscripts of ballads collected by Mrs Anne Brown, wife of the minister of Falkland. Edit


MS.15550 [Mf.MSS.29]


  • 18th century. (Creation)


  • 1 Reels (Whole)



  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Scope and Contents

    One ballad was given by Anne Brown to William Tytler in 1783, the other to Alexander Fraser Tytler in 1800; both were used by Sir Walter Scott for ‘The minstrelsy of the Scottish Border’, but only the latter was available to Francis J Child for his ‘The English and Scottish popular ballads’ (see volume 5, page 397).

  • Bibliography

    Child, Francis J. ‘The English and Scottish popular ballads’ (Boston, 1882-1898).

  • General

    This resource is a microfilm. When requesting it use only that part of the reference number shown in square brackets, beginning with ‘Mf.MSS.’

    The microfilm was made by permission of Mrs Fraser Tytler, Aldourie Castle, owner of the originals.

  • Existence and Location of Originals

    The original manuscripts are owned by Mrs Fraser Tytler, Aldourie Castle.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Bought, 1953.