Copies of letters, 1798, 1838, of George Thomson; with sketches and engravings, undated, of David Allan and others. Edit


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  • 1798-1838, undated. (Creation)


  • 16 Leaves (Whole)



  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Scope and Contents

    The contents are as follows: (i) Copy of a letter, 1798, by George Thomson concerning his publication of Robert Burns' songs. (Folio 1.) (ii) Copy of a letter, 1838, by Thomson containing an autobiographical memoir. This was published in ‘The land of Burns’, i, by John Wilson and Robert Chambers, pages 38-42. (Folio 5.) (iii) Sketches and engravings, undated, by David Allan and others. The sketches were probably made for Thomson's ‘Select collection of original Scotish [sic] airs’ (see J C Hadden ‘George Thomson’, page 29, note.). (Folio 11.)

  • Related Materials

    For similar drawings by David Allan to those in (iii) see MS.15953, folios 30-39.

  • Bibliography

    Hadden, J C. ‘George Thomson’ (London, 1898); Wilson, John, and Chambers, Robert. ‘The land of Burns’, i (Glasgow, 1840).

  • Arrangement

    16 folios.