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Xeroxes of three manuscript music books containing airs collected by the sisters Margaret Douglas MacLean Clephane and Anna Jane Douglas MacLean Clephane of Torloisk, Mull.
The airs in the music books are drawn from a broad range of cultures, including Gaelic.
The poems include satires 'On Doctor Johnson not seeing a tree till he came to Aberdeen' and 'On Doctor Johnson abusing the Scots' (folio 4), and a poem in two cantos, 'In Ridicule of Dr. Johnsons tour through the western isles of Scotland' (folio 19).
Yule collection, chiefly of Scottish manuscripts of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, but including a Book of Hours and some Persian manuscripts.
Many of the papers are accompanied by transcripts or summaries by Alexander Macdonald.
'ΒΑΣΙΛΙΚΟΝ ΔΩΡΟΝ [BASILIKON DORON], ò Instruciones, compuestos por ... Jaymes ... Rey de Ingalaterra ... Traduzidado de Ingles en Romance vulgar, y dirigido a la misma Magestad por su ... vassallo Juan Pemberton, gentilhombre, natural de la insigne Ciudad de Londres.'
According to a note inside the end cover, the translator may have been a citizen and grocer who was a brother of Sir James Pemberton, Lord Mayor of London, 1611.
`Πρόνοια. Providentia. Divina Providentia in Rebus Humanis. Divine Providence in humane affaires. A Collection of Providential Passages Antient and Modern Foreign and Domestick by Master James Fraser Minister At Kirkhill. Written Anno 1678.`
Originally part (Inv.XI) of the Rose Collection, Adv. MSS.49.7.1-49.7.20.