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Mrs Walford Bodie
JSS0263
Mrs Walford Bodie Skinner has written this melody on poor quality brown paper, and the left hand side has been torn off. Descriptive messages at various points show that the melody was meant to depict a train journey: 'Leaving the Village lights', 'A sterile glen', 'steam's up', 'hame again'. 'Mrs Walford Bodie' was the...
Letter to James McPherson from J Scott Skinner
JSS0264
Letter to James McPherson from J Scott Skinner Undated letter, margins torn, made up of unrelated sections: 'Strathspeys: - great tunes, bluidy nigh 50 years to think out: - (learn) The (Kirrie) Kebbuck (and) Miller o' Hirn'. 'The 10 Fiddle (Spey in) Spate'. 'Did Murray play 'Kebbuck', if so bless his enterprise'. 'Jim, Aldridge, wisely says, 'The...
Pencil drawing for badge for James Scott Skinner
JSS0265
Pencil drawing for badge for James Scott Skinner This drawing, possibly intended as a badge for Skinner, was influenced by his most important collection of music: The Harp & Claymore.
Boghall
JSS0266
Boghall This strathspey was dedicated to Skinner by its composer, James MacMillan of Springburn.
Photogravure of James Scott Skinner
JSS0267
Photogravure of James Scott Skinner This mass-produced photogravure image of Skinner in informal Highland costume was commonly dispersed as part of the Harp & Claymore collection. Skinner often handed out signed portraits to friends and acquaintances.
Page 1 of 3 Lettercard addressed to D Waterson, Brechin
JSS0268
Page 1 of 3 Lettercard addressed to D Waterson, Brechin This is one of many lettercards which Skinner sent to the Brechin artist David Waterson between 1921 and 1923. Waterson painted a portrait of Skinner and created the original image of Skinner in a fiddle.
Page 2 of 3 Letter to David Waterson
JSS0269
Page 2 of 3 Letter to David Waterson This letter from Skinner to the artist David Waterson reads: 'The Garden of Roses' A Reverie on my own Garden 50 class Roses!!! My dear Artist Friend, Look into Michie's & see my latest creation. I am bring out a new Piano & VIolin book 2/6. The Aberdeen Collection 100 Old & new tunes right back 150...
Page 3 of 3, Letter to David Waterson
JSS0270
Page 3 of 3, Letter to David Waterson Skinner notes on the back of the letter to David Waterson: 25 Victoria St: Aberdeen The Gouse & Garden is my ain! How that face of 'Wallace' haunts me, depicting Veneration & War'. 25 Victoria Street was the Skinner's last residence and the only property he ever owned.
Postcard image of James Scott Skinner
JSS0271
Postcard image of James Scott Skinner Head and shoulders, three quarter profile publicity photograph of James Scott Skinner. He is wearing a bonnet, tweed jacket and waistcoat, tartan bow tie and collar. The image was possibly made after 1910 and is stamped Milne, Turriff.
Postcard to David Waterson
JSS0272
Postcard to David Waterson This message was written on the rear of a publicity photo of Skinner. He writes: My Dear Friend, My 'Life' comes forth in 'People's Journal' as Xmas I trust you are well and prosperous. Ever Thine, J. Scott Skinner. The 'Life' he refers to is a serialisation of his autobiography, which was not serialised...

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