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Miscellaneous papers of Rose Ethel Bassin, chiefly typescript relating to Gaelic concerts, plays and other writing., 1929-1952.

Identifier: MS.14927

Scope and Contents

The contents are as follows.

(i) Programmes and other material relating to concerts organised or attended by Rose Ethel Bassin, 1931-1967 (folios 1-80);

Plays (folios 81-143):

(ii) Gaelic play: ‘Coiseachd air na Speuran’ (circa 1943) (folio 81);

(iii) Gaelic play: ‘An Gruagach Ban, Mac Righ Eireann’ (folio 104);

(iv) English play: ‘At a Lewis Fishing’ (Vancouver, 1929) (folio 115);

(v) English play: “The Old Men’s Wauling” (1935) (folio 120);

(vi) Brief sketches and playlets in English (folio 136);

Other writing (folios 144-214):

(vii) Leaves of journal, 1935 (folio 144);

(viii) Notes on drama, 1938 (folio 147);

(ix) Notes on Gaelic music, 1941, etc. (folio 156);

(x) Prize-winning essay on Gaelic song: ‘A Folk Song Composes Itself’ (1947). With associated notes, drafts and correspondence (folio 164);

(xi) Unpublished newspaper article “Mòd and Eisteddfod” (1951) (folio 194);

(xii) Unpublished paper ‘Solo and Chorus Patterns in Gaelic Occupational Songs’ read to the Gaelic Society of Inverness, 15 February 1952 (folio 199).


  • Creation: 1929-1952.

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214 Leaves ; Various sizes.

Language of Materials

From the Series: Undetermined


214 folios.

Repository Details

Part of the National Library of Scotland Archives and Manuscripts Division Repository

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