Collection, 1823-1900.


Buchan, Peter, 1790-1854. Collection, 1823-1900.

Collection, 1823-1900.

Includes two original ballad manuscripts compiled by Peter Buchan: Secret songs of silence and The ancient unpublished national ballads of Scotland ... , as well as a transcript of his ballad manuscript in the British Museum: Ancient minstrelsy of the north of Scotland in its original purity ... Also includes: correspondence between Buchan and the poet and ballad editor, William Motherwell (1797-1835), concerning publication of Buchan's writings; a letter from folklorist William Walker (1840-1931) conveying Buchan's manuscript Secret songs ... to Harvard College librarian Justin Winsor; a typescript essay about Buchan by James Cameron; a manuscript poem on Buchan; and some annotations by Francis James Child.

6v. (l linear ft.)

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Walker, William, 1840-1931. (person)

Motherwell, William, 1797-1835 (person)

Scottish poet. From the description of The waithman's wail : autograph manuscript of a portion of the poem, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270613383 ...

Child, Francis James, 1825-1896 (person)

The materials in this bound volume were generated due to a manuscript called the "Harris manuscript." The Harris manuscript was written down by the sisters Amelia Harris (1815-1891) and Jane Harris (1823-1897). They compiled a family repertoire of Scottish ballads, mainly passed on orally to the sisters by their mother, Grace Dow Harris (Mrs. David Harris) (b.1782). This manuscript and some correspondence was purchased in 1873 by Professor Francis James Child of Harvard University who was a scho...

Buchan, Peter, 1790-1854 (person)

Peter Buchan (1790-1854) was a Scottish ballad collector, historian, printer, and publisher. He was born in Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, the only son of Janet and Peter Buchan. As a young man he embarked on a number of walking tours of northeast Scotland, collecting a great number of songs and ballads. In 1816 he set-up the first printing shop in Peterhead . He is best known as one of the most important early collectors of folk-songs and folk-tales in Scotland. Two resulting publications from his b...

Winsor, Justin, 1831-1897 (person)

Historian, cartographer, and librarian of the Boston Public Library. From the description of Letter : Cambridge, Mass., to Henry Harrisse, Paris, France, 1891 Oct. 10. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 40998446 Winsor graduated from Harvard in 1853 and was a librarian at Harvard and at the Boston Public Library. From the description of Papers of Justin Winsor, 1847-1897 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 76972933 Winsor was libr...

Cameron, James (person)