Transcript of Robert Edward's Common Place Book by Alexander Hutcheson, and related papers

Scope and Content

Transcript of the Panmure MS 1895; related notes, photographs and correspondence 1895-1960.

Administrative / Biographical History

Alexander Hutcheson of Herschel House, Broughty Ferry, was an amateur antiquary and a pioneer in the study of old Scottish song-books. In 1895 he transcribed the words, though not the music, from Robert Edward's Commonplace Book which dates from the end of the seventeenth century. Edward, its compiler, was minister of Murroes, and was the man responsible for the first printed description of Forfarshire. His musical commonplace book is one of the collection of early Scottish Music books in the possession of Lord Dalhousie.


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Acquisition Information



Fonds level description compiled by Sarah Chubb, Archives Hub Project Archivist, August 2001.

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Related Material

Some of Alexander Hutcheson's papers are held by Dundee Museums and Art Galleries

Location of Originals

The material is original. The manuscript from which the transcript is taken is owned by Lord Dalhousie.