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Correspondence of Hew Morrison, with papers concerning his edition of ‘Songs and poems in the Gaelic language’ by Rob Donn., 1882-1903, undated.

Identifier: MS.14955

Scope and Contents

Material connected with Hew Morrison’s edition of Rob Donn’s ‘Songs and poems in the Gaelic language’ (folios 1-12), and general correspondence (folios 13-21), of which only Alexander MacKay’s letter concerns the poems.

The contents are as follows.

(i) Photographs and a map (folio 1);

(ii) Farther copies of some of the press cuttings in MS.14954 (folio 4);

(iii) The surname controversy: notes and a survey (folio 6);

(iv) Letter to Hew Morrison from the Reverend William Grant, Durness, dated 2 March 1882 (folio 13);

(v) Letter to Hew Morrison from the Reverend Eric Findlater, Lochearnhead, dated 24 May 1883 (folio 14);

(vi) Letter to Hew Morrison from Alexander MacKay, Edinburgh, dated 15 December 1901 (folio 15);

(vii) Letter to Hew Morrison from the Duchess of Sutherland, Tongue, December 1903 (folio 17);

(viii) Letter to Hew Morrison from Andrew Carnegie. With a card in which is printed a poem on Carnegie by R(obert) C(ouston) and a letter in reply from Carnegie to the Dunfermline Press: Florida, 16 February 1906 (folio 19).


  • Creation: 1882-1903, undated.

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21 Leaves ; Quarto and under.


21 folios.

Repository Details

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

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