4 volumes of manuscript bagpipe music compiled by Donald MacKay, Major General Charles Simpson Thomason, John MacDougall Gillies and Ewen Henderson

Scope and Content

  • 1 volume of bagpipe music, The Ballindalloch Manuscript compiled by Donald MacKay 1867
  • 1 volume of bagpipe music compiled by Major General Charles Simpson Thomason 1800s
  • 1 volume of bagpipe music compiled by John MacDougall Gillies c.1900, includes memorandum on John MacDougall Gillies, signed J.C., 1 August 1977, and letter from J. MacDougall Gillies to A. Campbell, Glasgow 19 September 1923
  • 1 volume of bagpipe music compiled by Ewen Henderson c.1850s

Administrative / Biographical History

Each of the four volumes of bagpipe music was compiled by a prominent piper.  Donald MacKay (1845-1892 ) was Piper to the Prince of Wales 1874-1892.  Charles Simpson Thomason  (1833-1911 ) was Major General of the Royal Engineers.  John MacDougall Gillies (1854-1925 ) was a piper and the manager of the bagpipe firm of Peter Henderson, Glasgow, Scotland.  Ewen Henderson (fl.1850 ) was Pipe Major of the 1st Battalion Scots Guards.


The arrangement of this material reflects the original order in which it was received

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Acquisition Information

Deposit : August 1977 : ACCN 4328

Other Finding Aids

Item level descriptions are available via the department's online manuscripts catalogue available at the University of Glasgow Library, Department of Special Collections website  http://special.lib.gla.ac.uk/manuscripts/, searching by the call number MS Gen 1455-1458

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Archivist's Note

Fonds level description compiled by Wiebke Redlich, Archives Assistant (Hub), 08 July 2003

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