Panmure music books. Edit




  • 1612-Early 19th century. (Creation)


  • 30 Volumes (Whole)



  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Scope and Contents

    MSS.9447-9458 consist of Scottish and English music, and French lute music, all dating from before 1675. MSS.9459-9469 consist of French music brought to Scotland by James and Harie Maule after their visits to France between 1678 and 1683. MSS.9470-9475 are opera scores and parts acquired by James Maule when in exile in Italy after the 1715 rising.

  • Arrangement

    The manuscripts have been arranged as nearly as possible in chronological order.

  • Related Materials

    Other music manuscripts from this collection are to be found in the Scottish Record Office (GD45/26/94, 96, 102, 104, 109, 111, 118, 119).

  • Bibliography

    MSS.9447-9449 are discussed by Thurston Dart in ‘Music and letters’, volume xxxv (1954), pages 101-103; and MSS.9459-9469, by Patrick Cadell in ‘Recherches sur la musique Française classique’, volume xxii (1984), pages 50-58.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    See specific records.

  • Custodial History

    The volumes were gathered together chiefly by Lady Jean Campbell (later 2nd Countess of Panmure) and her sons James Maule, 4th Earl of Panmure, and Harie Maule. They were subsequently preserved by the Earls of Dalhousie, descendants of Harie Maule.