Surviving papers of the Edinburgh Society of Musicians. Edit

Summary

Identifier
MSS.21580-21668

Dates

  • 1887-1982. (Creation)

Extents

  • 89 Volumes (Whole)

Subjects

Notes

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Scope and Contents

    The papers runs from the foundation of the Society in 1887 - though it includes a small amount of earlier material - to 1982, and in addition to providing a very full account of the Society's own history, it contains much concerning the history of music making in Edinburgh in the 20th Century. Included in the collection are the papers of the Edinburgh Harmonists' Society which could trace its descent from the Edinburgh Musical Society founded in 1728 (MSS.21643-21664), of the short-lived Edinburgh Singverein, and the Society of Musical Amateurs (Ms.21665), and of the St George Quartet Club (MSS.21666-21668). All these groups seem to have merged eventually with the Edinburgh Society of Musicians.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Bought, 1982.

Components