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Scope Note: Refers to handwritten documents, and may also be used to distinguish certain documents from published or otherwise printed documents, as in the cases of typed personal letters or a typescript from which printed versions are made.

Found in 6599 Collections and/or Records:

'Anecdotes of the olden time, chiefly of Edinburgh', by Henry Mackenzie, including 'Egotisms'., 1824.

Identifier: MS.2537
Scope and Contents

Henry Mackenzie gives notes, 1824, on folio iv, explaining why he mutilated the manuscript and referring, apparently, to MS.645.

Dates: 1824.

Angus MacArthur’s manuscript of piobaireachd music.

Identifier: MS.1679
Scope and Contents

This is the earliest known manuscript of pipe-music in which modern staff notation is used. It is now known as the Highland Society of London's manuscript and is described in Book I (1925) of the Piobaireachd Society's publications (page ii, number 2).

At the beginning of the volume is a note on the manuscript by Archibald Campbell, Secretary of the Music Committee of the Piobaireachd Society (folio iii verso).

Dates: 18th century.

Angus Mackay's four untitled manuscripts of bagpipe music.

Identifier: MSS.3753-3756
Scope and Contents

The first two manuscripts are of piobaireachd; the second two, of marches, strathspeys, reels, jigs, and other dance music.

According to Angus Mackay's inscription in his Seaforth Manuscript (MS.3744) he was at work on these manuscripts between 1826 and 1840, taking the tunes down from his father's canntaireachd.

Dates: [1826-1840.]