Photocopy of the Invercauld Manuscript, a collection of 18th c Gaelic songs entitled Original Gaelic Songs of Braemar, Strathdee and Glengairn collected by the Revd Robert MacGregor, Missionary Minister there, with one composed by himself to 42nd Regt.
The Invercauld MS is the oldest and second largest collection of Gaelic verse from Aberdeenshire. It contains verse largely dating from the eighteenth century (with the exception of 'Oran Molaidh do'n Fhreiceadan Dhubh (which the Rev. MacGregor composed himself) much of which appears to have originated in Glengairn. The collection contains verse covering a wide variety of genres, including laments, love songs, satires, praise poetry and Jacobite verse. The verse is generally of a very high literary standard and is much more serious and professional in style than the verse contained in the Francis Diack manuscripts. (Alison MG Diack, Gaelic Verse from Aberdeenshire (unpublished doctoral thesis, University of Aberdeen, 1999), p. xvi )