Music for St Andrews Students' Common Dinners Grace and Blessing, 1896, c.1900

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

ms135: Original manuscript of the music for the Grace and Blessing of the University of St Andrews by Sir Alexander Campbell Mackenzie together with the envelope addressed to Professor Scott-Lang.Signed Alexander Campbell Mackenzie.Park Farm, Northwood, 20 August 1896.

ms1360: Copy of the music for the Grace and Blessing of the University of St Andrews by Sir Alexander Campbell Mackenzie, c.1900.

ms1360a: Typed letter signed, Andrew Bennett to George H Bushnell, Librarian, concerning the items presented to the University by the Trustees of the late Miss [Alice Mary] Scott Lang.Signed Andrew Bennett.The University, St Andrews, 30 April 1937.

ms138, ms139: The University of St Andrews Graces, ca.1900.Notes of Professor Peter Scott Lang on the origins of the Grace of the University of St Andrews and comment thereon.

ms130: Abbreviated form of the University of St Andrews Grace, ca.1896.Note in an unknown hand giving part of the text of the text of the Grace of the University of St Andrews.

ms136: Two copies by Sir Peter Redford Scott Lang of the music for the Grace and Blessing of the University of St Andrews by Sir Alexander Campbell Mackenzie. c.1900.

Administrative / Biographical History

Peter Redford Scott Lang (1850-1926), professor of mathematics at St Andrews University from 1879 until his retirement in 1921. He had studied at Edinburgh University, and taught there before being appointed to St Andrews.

Sir Alexander Campbell Mackenzie (1847-1935), conductor and composer. He studied the violin in Thuringia, went on to compose orchestral works, songs and operas. He was principal of the Royal Academy in London and conductor for the Philharmonic Society.

Conditions Governing Access

By appointment with the Keeper of Manuscripts. Access to records containing confidential information may be restricted.

Acquisition Information

Presented to the Library by the Trustees of Miss Scott Lang, 1 May 1937

Note

Call numbers used to be ms135, ms1360, ms1360a, ms138, ms139, ms130, ms136

Other Finding Aids

Individual Manuscripts and Small Collections database available as part of Manuscripts Database.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

ms135: Music manuscript paper: 36x29.6cmms1360/1360a: Paper: 22.3x28.7cm; 20.2x25.7cm.ms138/139: Paper: 17.7x21.4cm; 22.8x17.7 folded.ms130: Music manuscript paper: 23.3x29.4cmms136: Paper: 11.5x18cm

Archivist's Note

Description compiled by Maia Sheridan, Archives Hub project archivist, based on material from the Manuscripts Database

Conditions Governing Use

Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the Keeper of Manuscripts. Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents.

Custodial History

Formerly in the possession of Miss Scott Lang.