Collection from Perthshire, of 83 airs (strathspeys, reels, hornpipes, polkas, waltzes, etc.), compiled in the 19th c. 30 of these were published in John Bowie's A Collection of Strathspey Reels and Country Dances, etc. with a Bass for the Violoncello or Harpsichord/ dedicated (by permission) to the Right Honourable the Countess of Kinnoul by John Bowie (Edinburgh: Stewart and Co, [?1789]). The compiler of the collection is not known
This is one of several significant music manuscripts gifted to the University by John Murdoch Henderson, and is annotated in his hand, throughout. An index to the tunes, prepared by him, is prefixed to the volume, and a list of musician's addresses in Dundee, Edinburgh and Aberdeen, written in his hand, inside its back cover.