Transcripts and notes concerning the "Brown manuscript" of Scottish popular ballads
Language of Materials
Conditions Governing Access
.5 linear feet (5 volumes)
Biographical / Historical
Some of these transcripts were produced for and collected by American philologist and Harvard professor Francis James Child for his research for: The English and Scottish Popular Ballads (1882-1898). Many of these materials were organized and annotated after Child's death by his protégé, George Lyman Kittredge.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This material formed part of the Harvard College Library Treasure Room "ballad" collection and the items were selected based on likeness of topic and reclassified in April 2005.
- Transcripts and notes concerning the "Brown manuscript" of Scottish popular ballads, 1793-1920: Guide.
- Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
- EAD ID
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