The music book is gold-stamped 'violin' on the front cover.
Many of the tunes appear to be of late eighteenth- or early nineteenth-century provenance. The volume appears to have been compiled in the mid nineteenth century (cf., for example, folios 41, 47).
The leaves of the volume exhibit much handling, but the identity of the compiler is unknown. The volume is thought to have had a possible Perthshire provenance.