Papers of Charles Sanford Terry (1864 - 1936), historian

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GB 231 MS 0550 Transcripts made by C. S. Terry, of List of the Claims to Heritable Jurisdiction, and Offices dependent thereon, entered in the Court of Session in Scotland, November 1747 and Intromissions of the Receiver-general, relative to the Estates Forfeited for Participation in the '15, from original documents in the Register House (National Archives of Scotland). Probably transcribed c 1914.

GB 231 MS 0618-0627 9 volumes of notes and extracts relating to John Graham of Claverhouse, 1st Viscount Dundee (1648-89), compiled by C. S. Terry, with related correspondence, c 1903 - 1904. Volumes are labelled 1 - 9, plus Index and bibliography.

GB 231 MS 0698 A Bibliography of Literature relating to Jacobite History in the Eighteenth Century, compiled by C. S. Terry, n.d. (manuscript notes on card index slips, bound into small volume) (see also GB 231 MS 0891, below)

GB 231 MS 0699 Collection of notes and extracts relating to song schools in Scotland and England, compiled by C. S. Terry, c 1930 - 1935

GB 231 MS 0891 Bibliography of Jacobite literature, 1689-1788, excerpt from [his] The Rising of 1745, rev. edn. (1903), interleaved and annotated with manuscript notes and printed papers (see also GB 231 MS 0698, above)

GB 231 MS 1043 Dominicans, an Operetta, written by B. Kynvat Wilson and composed by C. S. Terry, n.d. [pre-1936]

GB 231 MS 2637 Notes and Extracts for a Monograph on the Barony of Pitfodels, and in particular, the Lands of Wester Pitfodels, compiled by C. S Terry, 1932 (relating to the Menzies family of Pitfodels)

GB 231 MS 3145 Personal papers of Charles Sanford Terry (1864-1936), historian, comprising syllabus of Cambridge University Extension lectures The Growth of Greater Britain (Newcastle, 1891), and Germany and her Neighbours, 1871 - 1914 (Aberdeen, 1914)

GB 231 MS 3165 Production script of Euripides' Alcestis, written by Charles Terry Sanford, Aberdeen University, 1900. With list of leading characters and chorus.

Administrative / Biographical History

Charles Sanford Terry (1864 - 1936), eldest son of Charles Terry, Newport Pagnell, graduated from Clare College, Cambridge, BA 1886, MA 1891. He was Lecturer in History at Durham College of Science, Newcastle upon Tyne, 1890 - 1898, joined the University of Aberdeen in 1898, and was made first Professor of History there, 1903 - 1930. An authority on the life and work of Johann Sebastian Bach, and author of several books on the subject, including the much re-published Bach: a Biography (London: O.U.P., 1928), he also composed music, and was instrumental in developing the early twentieth century Music Festival movement in Aberdeen and the North of Scotland. He published widely on historical topics, in particular, Jacobitism, Imperialism, and European history. For details of his life and works see Who Was Who, 1929 - 1940, and Aberdeen University Review, 24 (1936 - 1937), 42 - 43, 123 - 126, 145 - 146.

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Acquisition Information

GB 231 MS 0550:gifted to the University in 1914 (see Aberdeen University Library Bulletin, 2 (1914), 485); GB 231 MS 0550:gifted to the University in 1914 (see Aberdeen University Library Bulletin, 2 (1914), 485); GB 231 MS 0618-0627: date of deposit not recorded; GB 231 MS 0618-0627: date of deposit not recorded; GB 231 MS 0698: gifted to the University by C.S. Terry. Date not recorded; GB 231 MS 0698: gifted to the University by C.S. Terry. Date not recorded; GB 231 MS 0699: bequeathed to the University by C.S. Terry; GB 231 MS 0699: bequeathed to the University by C.S. Terry; GB 231 MS 0891: gifted to the University in 1928 by C.S. Terry; GB 231 MS 0891: gifted to the University in 1928 by C.S. Terry; GB 231 MS 1043: gifted to the University in 1937 by Mrs Terry; GB 231 MS 1043: gifted to the University in 1937 by Mrs Terry; GB 231 MS 2637: purchased by the University in Oct 1968 from Mrs David Rennet; GB 231 MS 2637: purchased by the University in Oct 1968 from Mrs David Rennet; GB 231 MS 3145: date of deposit not recorded;GB 231 MS 3145: date of deposit not recorded;GB 231 MS 3165: gifted to the University in 1907 by C.S. Terry

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Very brief collection level descriptions available on Aberdeen University Library Catalogue, accessible online http://www.abdn.ac.uk/diss/library/

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Permission to make any published use of material from the collection must be sought in advance from the Head of Special Libraries and Archives (e-mail: speclib@abdn.ac.uk) and, where appropriate, from the copyright owner. Where possible, assistance will be given in identifying copyright owners, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user of the material.

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Custodial History

GB 231 MS 3145 was held until 1983 in the History Department Class Library, Aberdeen University

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Related Material

Letter from Charles Sanford Terry (1864-1936), Westerton of Pitfodels, to John M. Bulloch, 3 November 1929 (GB 231 MS 3222: 1 leaf)

Letter from Charles Sanford Terry (1864-1936), Westerton of Pitfodels, to C.H. Firth, 9 July, n.d. [1922], (GB 231 MS 3328: 2 leaves)

Records of the North East of Scotland Music Festival, 1909 - 1913 (GB 231 MS 3237: 5 volumes). See separate collection level description, available on the Archives Hub.

Bibliography

Charles Sanford Terry, John Graham of Claverhouse, Viscount of Dundee 1648-1689 (London: Constable, 1905)

Charles Sanford Terry, A Bibliography of Jacobite History, 1689-1788 (London: Nutt, 1903)

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