CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 998/7/3
TitleCollection of folk songs and folk airs with associated correspondence
Date1905 - 1906
Extent73 items
DescriptionCollection of folk songs and folk airs contributed from miscellaneous sources, with correspondence concerned therewith; items found together are listed in sequence; other material from certain correspondents is found in MSS 998/16/1-231; general folk song correspondence; all letters are to James Bruce Duncan unless otherwise stated.

MSS. 998/7/3/19-28 (dated 1906-1907) features correspondence regarding the authorship and variant forms of the song 'The Emigrant's Farewell'; for other correspondence on this matter see MSS.998/16/165-174; a version 'The Donside Emigrant's Farewell' is given in G.G. 'Folk-song' No. lix; see also MS.998/7/4/25.

MSS. 998/7/3/29-36 (dated 1907-1908) features a collection of notes in shorthand by James Bruce Duncan, of folk songs from various sources, together with some longhand or printed versions from contributors.

MSS. 998/7/3/44-60 (c.1906) features a collection of words and some music of ballads and various sonds sent to James Bruce Duncan by various contributors; some of the items listed on envelope in which they were contained appear to have been removed.

MSS. 998/7/3/61-73 (Undated) is a collection of miscellaneous versions of folk songs and folk airs, made by James Bruce Duncan.
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