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Page 2 of 2, Table of Contents, John Niven Collection
ID JSS0565
Title Page 2 of 2, Table of Contents, John Niven Collection
Document Reference MS2232
Format 234 x 188 mm
Medium Handwritten and Newsprint
Item Type Manuscript
Subject Scottish Music, Table of Contents & Newspaper Clipping, John Niven
Item Description Collection of music 'July 11 1761' transcribed by John Niven. Niven, a wealthy Jacobite sympathiser, lived in what is now known as Provost Skene's House, one of the oldest houses in Aberdeen. Niven's 70 pages of music include 227 tunes, some published by Robert Bremner, and James Oswald. Pasted at bottom right is an Aberdeen Press and Journal clipping [23 March 1933] from Niven's great-grand-daughter, concerned about the possible demolition of Niven's home. The Duke of Cumberland was billeted there in 1746, during the Jacobite War. Perhaps Niven had been his willing - or unwilling - host.
Creator John Niven
Creator Manuscript John Niven
Time Period 1750s-1760s
Associated Dates: Manuscript 1761
Relationships JSS0564, JSS0566, JSS0567, JSS0568
Location University of Aberdeen
Collection Name Collection of Music Transcribed by John Niven

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