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Concert Programme cover, 1923
JSS0283
Concert Programme cover, 1923 Concert programme cover from a tour Skinner carried out in 1923.
Concert Programme, 1923
JSS0284
Concert Programme, 1923 Programme from a Scott Skinner Tour of 1923.
Request to artist David Waterson
JSS0285
Request to artist David Waterson A request from Skinner to the artist David Waterson to create a publicity image for him. Skinner wanted the image to take the form of himself inside a fiddle. This idea may have been simmering for many years. Skinner's early mentor, the fiddler Peter Milne of Tarland, had once told Skinner that he loved his fiddle so much he could just curl himself up inside it. Skinner wished to use the image of himself in Highland dress set into the form of a fiddle as a publicity image for his concert programmes.
Page 1 of 2, Letter to David Waterson
JSS0286
Page 1 of 2, Letter to David Waterson
Letter to David Waterson
JSS0287
Letter to David Waterson Page 2 of 2 of a letter to the artist David Waterson. Continuation of a letter Skinner wrote to the artist David Waterson on 18th February 1923. 'I had two Tours last year & both were successful but I must take care of the Tax gatherer, as we have paid a big penny for government Tax so please tell any enquirers the 'King' is not rich enough tobe envied, nor poor enough to be pitied! I play in Dundee Jan:24th & in Usher Hall Edinburgh 26th & 27th then I retrace my steps north after 28th & play in Elgin an old haunt where I resided 12 years. One sad worry. Nasal and Bronchial Cattarh but I am within 5 months of 80 & as that is a disease in itself, I must grin & bear it. How's Lily lookin'? Yr ardent friend J Scott Skinner. ['Lily' refers to the portrait Waterson was making of Mrs Lily Richards' who Skinner refers to as his Secretary in JSS0276.]
Letter to David Waterson
JSS0288
Letter to David Waterson
Letter to David Waterson
JSS0289
Letter to David Waterson Page 2 of 3 of a letter from Skinner to the artist David Waterson. He continues: So now I take a rest. I am complimented on my 'Life' in 'People's Journal' which ran 9 weeks have you read it? The original ms & all my letters for 40 years were destroyed in Carnoustie by the Late John Henderson Glencoe while in his Cups & I had to re write the whole from Memory without notes!!!-
Page 3 of 3, Letter to David Waterson
JSS0290
Page 3 of 3, Letter to David Waterson Page 3 of 3 of a letter from Skinner to the artist David Waterson. He continues: In my new Home, I am trying to possess a Russell (Salmon) & a Farquharson (Sheep) but as yet, I have not been successful. I am now on the threshold of 80 & feeling young again! So poor MacKenzie Murdoch is gone a harmless Kindly soul & we were fast friends. Scotland will be the poorer. I trust you are propsering & Keeping in the pink Yrs ALways J. Scott Skinner. [Note: Russell was a local Aberdeen artist. Examples of his work exist at the Blairs Museum.]
Postcard to David Waterson
JSS0291
Postcard to David Waterson POstcard from Skinner to the artist David Waterson. He writes: Dear Artist & Friend, I had a great ovation here from a Huge Audience will be delighted to see you. Pettigrew Macgillivriay Edin sculptor has taken me in hand. Thine ever J Scott Skinner. [Note: Pittendreigh McGillvary, sculptor and artist.]
The Deil's Concert. A Skit.
JSS0292
The Deil's Concert. A Skit. Recto of a printed two-sided card.

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