CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 3237
TitleRecords of the North East of Scotland Music Festival
Date1909 - 1913
Extent5 volumes
Creator NameNorth East of Scotland Music Festival (est. 1908)
Charles Sanford Terry (1864 - 1936), historian, Professor of History, University of Aberdeen
Administrative HistoryLaunched in 1908 by Professor Charles Sanford Terry (1864 - 1936), the North East of Scotland Music Festival was the first of its kind in Scotland. It promoted the development of a lively music festival movement in Aberdeen and the North of Scotland, which continues to thrive nearly a century later.

Charles Sanford Terry (1864 - 1936), eldest son of Charles Terry, Newport Pagnell, graduated from Clare College, Cambridge, BA 1886, MA 1891. He was Lecturer in History at Durham College of Science, Newcastle upon Tyne, 1890 - 1898, joined the University of Aberdeen in 1898, and was made first Professor of History there, 1903 - 1930. An authority on the life and work of Johann Sebastian Bach, and author of several books on the subject, including the much re-published Bach: a Biography (1928), he also composed music, and was instrumental in developing the early twentieth century Music Festival movement in Aberdeen and the North of Scotland. He published widely on historical topics, in particular, Jacobitism, Imperialism, and European history. For details of his life and works see Who Was Who, 1929 - 1940 , and Aberdeen University Review , 24 (1936 - 1937), 42 - 43, 123 - 126, 145 - 146 .
SourceGifted to the University in 1914, by Professor Charles Sanford Terry (1864 - 1936). Transferred from the University Local Collection, to Archives in Aug 1986.
DescriptionNorth East of Scotland Music Festival minutes, newspaper cuttings, publicity material, photographs, and miscellanea, 1909 - 1913.
AppraisalThis material has been appraised in line with normal procedures.
AccrualsNone expected.
Access StatusOpen
Access ConditionsThe records are available subject to the signed acceptance of the Department's access conditions.
Physical DescriptionNo physical conditions affecting use of collection.
Related MaterialPapers of Charles Sanford Terry (1864 - 1936) (GB 231 MS 0550; GB 231 MS 0618-0627; GB 231 MS 0698; GB 231 MS 0699; GB 231 MS 0891; GB 231 MS 1043; GB 231 MS 2637; GB 231 MS 3145; GB 231 MS 3165).
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