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

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

Deposit : James Campbell, Esq., Pembroke College, Cambridge,August 1977 : ACCN 4328

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Conditions Governing Use

Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents. Applications for permission to quote should be sent to Archives and Special Collections, please email:

Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 247 procedures

Custodial History

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