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Commonplace books, note books and song collections, partly in Gaelic, of Frances Tolmie, Rev. Alexander McDonald Cornfute Tolmie and John Tolmie.

Identifier: Acc.14025

Content Description

A collection of nine notebooks containing songs in English and Gaelic, newspaper cuttings especially on Highland and Gaelic subjects, poetry and notes on a variety of subjects. The collection was preserved by John Tolmie, oldest son of the Rev. John William Tolmie (1831-1886, minister of Bracadale and Contin). John Tolmie, who compiled four volumes in the collection, was a nephew of Frances Tolmie, collector of Gaelic songs. Two further volumes belonged to Frances Tolmie herself, and another two were written by John Tolmie's younger brother, the Rev. Alexander McDonald Cornfute Tolmie (1861-1909), minister of Campbeltown and Southend, Kintyre.


  • Creation: 1885-1915 and undated



9 Volumes

Language of Materials

Gaelic; Scottish Gaelic

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented, 2018, Professor Sir Ghillean Prance, Lyme Regis.

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Repository Details

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

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