Flett Manuscript Collection

Thomas Muirhead Flett and his wife Joan were prolific collectors of traditional dance, beginning in the Western Isles in 1953, they systematically covered large parts of Scotland and subsequently also worked in the north of England. Tom’s habit was to make notes immediately following a visit to an informant, although on occasion he must have jotted down notes in their presence. These are listed as original notes below.  He followed this by writing expanded fair copy note a short time later. The following represents a straightforward listing of his collection. These are listed as written up notes below. We follow, where possible, the groupings of notes which Tom himself used.

Occasionally, for whatever reason, he never wrote up visits to some dancers, or if he did these notes do not survive.

The accession of the Flett MSS onto the website is a major project.  Material will be added in sections, beginning with information collected in England.  The handlists will follow below but will thus be very skeletal for some time.  In order to facilitate research in the meantime, we have uploaded a handlist of the written up versions of the Scottish material. Pdfs of the note are available via the same page.

England:

Volume marked English Trad 1.  These are fair copy notes written after the interviews had been completed.
Pages 1-95.

1-11   Miss Lucy Short, White Platts, Ambleside, England, 3 January 1960

12-13 Boyle, Miss Clara, Eller How, Ambleside, England, 3 January 1960

14       Flett, Tom, Notes 4 January 1960 of meeting man who gave information on clog types.

15-18  Doran, Mr Robert, Moathill, Mayport, Cumberland, England, 4 January 1960

19-22  Whittle, Mr and Mrs John, Workington, Cumberland, England, 4 January 1960

23-28  Storey, Mrs W., Stavely, Westmorland, England, 6 January 1960

29-40  Cowper, Roland, Whitehaven, England, 6 January 1960

41       Batey, Mr T. J., Grasmere, Westmorland, England, 7 January 1960

42-43  Johnston, Mrs A., Hawkshead, England, 7 January 1960

44-45  Wilson, Miss Cissie, Hawkshead, England, 7 January 1960

46-61A Robinson, Norman, Grange-over-Sands, England, 5, 7 & 8 January 1960

62       Fisher, Mr & Mrs, Edenhall, Cumberland, England, 8 January 1960

63-64  Wannop, Mr & Mrs, Penrith, England, 8 January 1960

65-69 Keith, Mrs Gertrude, Grange-over-Sands, England, 8 January 1960

70-71 Flett, Tom, Notes, 8 January 1960

72-73 Holgate, Mr Tom, Downham, Lancashire, England, 26 March 1960

74 Holgate, Mrs T. J., Downham, Lancashire, England, 26 March 1960

75-88 Cowper, Misses Elsie & Beatrice, Acomb, York, England, 28 March 1960

89 Huddlestone, Mr & Mrs, Rosedale, Yorkshire, England, 29 March 1960

90-91 Thompson, Mrs H., Thornton-le-Dale, Yorkshire, England, 29 March 1960

92-94 Percy, Tom, Over-Wyresdale, Lancashire, England, 31 March 1960

95 Brown, Mrs David, Nether-Wyresdale, Lancashire, England, 31 March 1960

 

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96 Dixon, Mr B. Dent Village, Dentdale, England, 1 April 1960

97-103 Akrigg, Mr and Mrs Jack, Hobson’s Farm, Dentdale, England, 1 April 1960

104-105 Raw, Mrs, Dent Village, England, 2 April 1960

106-107 Percy, Mr and Mrs Tom, Over Wyresdale, England, 2nd visit, 3 April 1960

108 Akrigg, Mr and Mrs Jack, Hobson’s Farm, Dentdale, England, 2nd visit, 4 April 1960

109-112 Bayne, Mr and Mrs William, Dentdale, England, 4 April 1960

113-122 Beresford, Mr Peter, Langstrothdale, England, 4-5 April 1960

123-127 Turnbull, George, Langstrothdale, England, 5 April 1960

128 Oversby, Miss Mary, Dentdale, England, 5 April 1960

129-133 Thwaite, Mr and Mrs, Wensleydale, Yorkshire, England, 6 April 1960

134-139 Beresford, Mr Peter & Turnbull, Mr George, Oughtershaus, England, 7 April 1960

140-143 Chapman, Mr Brian, Dent, Yorkshire, England, 7 April 1960

144-149 Middleton, Mr and Mrs Dick, Dentdale, Yorkshire, England, 8 April 1960

150 Pedder, Mr Jack, Wyresdale, Lancs., England, 9 April 1960

151-153 Winder, Mr Dick, Forton, Lancs., England, 9 April 1960

154-155 Birbeck, Mrs, Great Glen, nr Leicester, England, 2 June 1960

156 Percy, Mr and Mrs Tom, Over Wyresdale, England, 3rd visit, 1 July 1960

157-159 Brindle, Septimus, Bay House, N. Lancs., England, 1 July 1960

160-161 Cookson, Mr and Mrs, Dolphinholma, England, 1 July 1960

162 Lynch, Mr and Mrs, Caldervale, N. Lancs., 1 July 1960

163-164 Gibson, Mrs Elizabeth, Garstang, England 1 July 1960

165-166 Duerden, Mrs Madge, Garstang, England, 1 July 1960

165-166 Pye, Mrs Jessie, Garstang, England, 1 July 1960

165-166 Salsbury, Miss, Garstang, England, 1 July 1960

167-168 Hird. Mrs Florence, Tatham Fells, England, 20 July 1960

169 Batty, Mrs Arthur, Tatham Fells, England, 20 July 1960

170-172 Smith, Mr and Mrs Walter, Tatham Fells, England, 20 July 1960

173-175 Wood, Mr and Mrs Fred, Slaidburn, England, 20 July 1960

176-180 Robinson, Mrs Grace, Grange-over-Sands, N. Lancs, England, August 1961

181-187 Airey, Mrs George, Cartmel, N. Lancs., England, August 1961

188 Johnson, Mrs W, Ulpha, N. Lancs., England, August 1961

189-192 Ridding, Mrs S.E., Cartmel, N. Lancs., England, August 1961

193 Jackson, Mr Thomas, Cartmel, N. Lancs., England, August 1961

194-199 Flett, Tom, Correspondence with Mrs Boyle, 5 September 1961

  1. Letter to Mrs Boyle 5 September 1961
  2. Reply with information re Kendall Ghyll (?), no date

Volume marked English Trad 3.  These are  fair copy notes written after the interviews had been completed, together with correspondence and other background material.
Pages 200-277.

200-203 Tully, Mr and Mrs William, Northumberland, England, 30 March 1962

204-207 Tully, Mr and Mrs William, Northumberland, England, 2nd visit, 31 March 1962

208-216 Flett, Tom, correspondence with Norman Robinson, 1962

  1. Letter to Norman Robinson, 5 September 1962
  2. Letter from Norman Robinson, 4 October 1962
  3. Letter from Norman Robinson, undated, 1962
  4. Barrow (Ulverston, Grange) News, 9 March 1962, article: R C  Robinson Juvenile Ball 1863
  5. Letter to Norman Robinson, 3 April 1962
  6. Letter from Norman Robinson, undated, 1962
  7. Letter to the editor, Barrow News, 6 August 1962

217-224 Maddern, Miss L. A. Barrow-in-Furness, correspondence and Ball programme, August 1962

  1. Letter from Miss L A Maddern, 12 August 1962 and interview
  2. Mr Garnett‘s Ball programme, Whicham, 15 April 1825, with letter
  3. Letter to Miss Maddern 10 September 1962
  4. Letter from Miss L A Maddern 22 September 1962 with reply dated 7 October 1962 and articles by Clara Boyle
  5. Letter from Miss L A Maddern, 14 October 1962 and reply, undated, and newspaper clipping from Barrow News, 28 September 1962

225-226 Clark, Mrs F., Haverthwaite, North Lancashire, 25 August 1962 correspondence and interview

227-232 Satterthwaite, Mr and Mrs T., Nibthwaite, North Lancashire, 26 & 29/8/1962, correspondence and Professor Stainton B Robinson Ball programme 1893

  1. Letter from Mrs Satterthwaite, 15 August 1962 and note
  2. Grand Juvenile Fancy Dress Ball, Professor Stainton B Robinson, Sparkbridge, 26 December 1893
  3. Interview with Mrs Satterthwaite, 26 August 1962
  4. Letter to Mr and Mrs Satterthwaite, 10 September 1962

233-234 Robinson, Miss Roberta, Finsthwaite, North Lancashire, 27 August 1962, interview

235-239 Robinson, Miss Addie, Greenodd, North Lancashire, 28 August 1962, correspondence and Mr Robert Casson Robinson Juvenile Ball programme 1863

  1. Interview with Miss A Robinson, 28 August 1962
  2. Juvenile Ball programme, Mr R C Robinson, Finsthwaite, 27 February 1863
  3. Letter to Miss A Robinson, 10 September 1962
  4. Letter from Tom Barnes, 11 October 1962
  5. Letter from Miss A Robinson, 30 October 1962

240-242 Leak, Mr Anthony, Haverthwaite, North Lancashire, 29 August 1962, interview

243 Robinson, Mr Joseph, Finsthwaite, 29 August 1962, short note

244-246 Coward, Miss E., Satterthwaite, 30 August 1962, short note and Ball of the Season programme, Mr Robinson 10 July c.1903

247-251 Halliday, Mrs B., Grimsby, Lincolnshire, 2 September 1962, correspondence and Grand Juvenile Ball programme, Professor Stainton B Robinson

  1. Letter to Mrs Halliday, 2 September 1962
  2. Letter from Mrs Halliday, 5 September 1962
  3. Grand Juvenile Ball programme, Professor Stainton B Robinson, Lakeside, 12 February 1897
  4. Letter to Mrs Halliday, 9 November 1962

252-257 Halliwell, Mrs Belle, Preston, Lancashire, February 1962, article and correspondence

  1. Article ‘The Dancing Years’ Cumbria, February 1962
  2. Two letters from Tom Flett, one to Mrs Halliwell and one to the Editor, 2 September 1962
  3. Letter from Mrs Halliwell, 5 September 1962
  4. Letter from Mrs Halliwell, 13 November 1962
  5. Letter to Mrs Halliwell, 14 November 1962
  6. Juvenile Ball programme, Mr R C Robinson, Crosthwaite, 26 April 1861
  7. Letter to Mrs Halliwell, 9 November 1962

258-260 Letters to Westmorland Gazette and Lancaster Guardian 2 September 1962 and articles:

  1. Letter to the Editors, Westmorland Gazette and Lancaster Guardian, 2 September 1962 (on University of Liverpool letterhead)
  2. Letter to Westmorland Gazette and Lancaster Guardian, 2 September 1962
  3. Letters in Westmorland Gazette and Lancaster Guardian, 7 September 1962

261 Robinson, Norman and Betty, Grange-o-Sands, September 1962, letter – finding Theodore Cannon.

262-264 Diary of collecting trip 12//1962-2/10/1962.

265-266 Extracts from Soulby’s Ulverston Advertiser and Barrow News.  1851-1893.

267 Extracts from church registers, Finsthwaite.  1890-1910

268 Letter from Tom Barnes dated 12 August 1962.

269 Letter from W E Burrow dated 12 August 1962

270-271 Letters from Miss N. I. Clay, undated, 17 September 1962 and reply.

273-271 Correspondence to and from Y.E. Burrow (dictated to W.E. Burrow) 16/9/1962 and 26/9/1962.

274 Letter from Tom Barnes dated 18/9/1962.

275 Letter from Chris Parkinson dated 19/9/1962.

276-277  Letters to Y.E. Burrow, Tom Barnes and Chris Parkinson7/10/1962.

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278-280 Hobson, William B, Hutton Roof, Carnforth, England, 9 September 1962

  1. Mr Robinson Juvenile Fancy Dress Ball programme 1922
  2. Letter to Mr Hobson, 10 November 1962

281 Rooking, Mrs Rachel, Kendal, England, 19 September 1962

282-298 Flett, Tom, correspondence 1962

  1. Tugman, Mrs M. J., Stavely, Kendal, Westmorland, England, 13 and 19 September 1962
  2. Letter from S L Piggott, Hawkshead, 9 September 1962
  3. Letter to Mrs Coward, Ambleside, 8 October 1962
  4. Letter from Mrs Coward, Ambleside, October 1962
  5. Letter from E M Pickthall, Kendal, Westmorland, 11 September 1962
  6. Letter from Miss Stevenson, Broughton Beck, Lancs., England 14 August 1962
  7. Letter to Mr Walmeleg, 7 October 1962
  8. Letter to Mr Edgar, 7 October 1962
  9. Letter to Mr Millburn, 7 October 1962
  10. Letter to Mrs Rigg, 7 October 1962
  11. Letter to Mr Leak/Mr Longhorn, 7 October 1962
  12. Letter to Mrs Todd / Mrs Chaplow, 7 October 1962
  13. Letter to Mrs Rooking, 7 October 1962
  14. Letter to Mrs Stevenson, 8 October 1962
  15. Letter to Mr Piggott, 8 October 1962
  16. Letter to Diddy Dixon, 8 October 1962
  17. Letter to Mrs Foy, 8 October 1962
  18. Letter from R Rooking, Kendal, no date, 1962
  19. Letter to Mr Clifton, 10 November 1962
  20. Letter to Mr and Mrs Cannon, 10 November 1962
  21. Letter to Mrs Pickthall, 10 November 1962
  22. Letter to Mrs Riley, 10 November 1962
  23. Letter to Mrs Brockbank, 10 November 1962
  24. Letter to Mrs Tugman, 10 November 1962
  25. Letter from T and E M Pickthall, 15 November 1962
  26. Letter from A and T Cannon, November 1962
  27. Letter from Mrs W Brockbank, 2 December 1962

299-302 Booth, Mr H R, correspondence, 9 October 1962

  1. Letter to Mr Booth, 9 October 1962
  2. Letter from Mr Booth, 24 October 1962
  3. Letter to Mr Booth, 10 November 1962

303-311 Norman and Betty Robinson, Newton-on-Grange, correspondence October 1962

  1. Letter to Norman and Betty Robinson, 8 October 1962
  2. Letter from Norman Robinson, 7 November 1962
  3. Mr Robinson Grand Juvenile Fancy Dress Ball programme, Crosthwaite 1904
  4. Letter to Norman and Betty Robinson, 10 November 1962

312-317 Flett, Tom, further correspondence 1962

  1. Letter from Mrs Lambert, Silverdale, 24 September 1962
  2. Letter from Charles Hales, Ambleside, 26 September 1962
  3. Letter to Mrs Lambert, no date
  4. Letter to Mr Hales, no date
  5. Letter from Mr Hales, Balham, 25 October 1962
  6. Letter to Miss Hales, 10 November 1962

318-321 Flett, Tom, further correspondence 1962

  1. Letter from Mrs M F Hawes, Kendal, 12 October 1962
  2. Letter to Mrs M F Hawes, 10 November 1962
  3. Letter from Mrs M F Hawes, 14 November 1962
  4. Lis of Ball programmes : Robinson, Garnett, Cannon, Clifton and list of photographs

322-323 Flett, Tom, correspondence and birth certificates, marriage cert. etc 1963 for Joseph Robinson. Joseph Robinson link.

324-327 Cox, Mary, Bedford, 18 November 1962 and Kimbolton Ball Programmes

328-330 Flett, Tom, Address list of informants: entries 1962

331-333 Cecil Sharp MSS dance description entries 1962

  1. Mrs Scott
  2. Miss Frearson

334-346 Flett, Tom, Letters, January 1970. Norman Robinson‘s death

  1. Letter from EFDSS, 2 January 1970
  2. Letter from Betty Robinson, 7 January 1970
  3. Letter from EFDSS, 21 January 1970
  4. Letter to Mr Wales, 30 January 1970, plus Norman Robinson obituary
  5. Letter from Betty Robinson, 15 January 1970

Flett English Notebooks and Music Papers and MS Draft for Traditional Step Dancing in Lakeland.  Note.  Some interview dates are not contained in the notebooks but have beed derived from diaries and other sources.

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  1. Jack Wemsley, Newton
  2. Mr Joseph Robinson
  3. Mrs Clark
  4. Mr Bruce Millburn, Grange
    1. Step descriptions
  5. Tom Barnes, Ashbury
    1. Heel and Toe CD, Jockey Dance, step descriptions, Garland dance

Notebook 2.  Pages 23-90 (some pages blank)

23-29  Diddy Dixon. Crosthwaite. 13/9/1962. Step notations and sword dance notation.

30-32  Chris Parkinson. Ulverston. 14/9/1962. Ulverston morris. Step notations and details of Stainton Robinson classes.

33-35  William Edward Burrow. Ulverston. 14/9/1962.  Jos Robinson’s classes.

36-41  Harold Edgar. Field Head. 15/9/1962.  James Howson’s classes.  Step notations.

42-49  Theodore Cannon. Crosthwaite.  17/9/1962.  Tommy Cannon‘s classes. Step notations.

50-54  Will Wright. Seaton.  17/9/1962.  Classes of Dizzy Bryden, J. Moar and Kinsella. Step notations.

55-59  Marion Cowper. Whitehaven. 18/9/1962.  Notation for sword dance and a clog step.

60-65  Fred Clifton. Penrith 18/9/1962.  Step notations.

66       Mrs M. J.Tugman. Staveley 19/9/1962 Father learned from Joseph Robinson (Old Jos ) in 1885.

67-69  Fred Coward & wife. Hawkshead.  19/9/1962Joseph Robinson (Old Jos) classes. List of dances, Three Hand Reel, Eight Reel, Six Reel and Sword Dance

70       Cissie Wilson. Hawkshead.  19/9/1962. Sword Dance

71-73  Evelyn Pickthall. Kendal 19/9/1962.  Notations for steps.

74-77  Muriel Todd. Kendal  20/9/1962.  Notations for steps.

78-81  Diddy Dixon.Crosthwaite  20/9/1962.  Notations for steps.

82-87  Mr T.W. Langhorn. Great Urswick  21/9/1962.  Joseph Robinson’s (Old Jos) classes. Notations for steps.  List of dances.

88-90   Diddy Dixon. Crosthwaite 25/9/1962.  Notations for steps.

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  1. Mrs May Rigg
    1. Steps descriptions,
  2. Miss E Coward
    1. Hoop dance
  3. Mr Leak

Notebook 3 Pages 97-134 (some pages blank)

97-98     Mr John Wright, Kendal Undated. Notation for 5 Hand Reel.

99-102   Mrs Dorothy Chaplow, Burton-in-Kendal Undated. Joseph Robinson’s (Old Jos) classes.  Notations for clog steps.

103-106 Mrs C Riley, Rawtenstall. Undated.  Alf Robinson‘s classes.  Notation for Sword Dance.

107-112 Mrs Kate Foy, Lancaster.  Undated.  Information on the Robinson family.

113-114 Joseph Robinson Finsthwaite. Undated. Information on Alf Robinson and Joseph Robinson.

115-118  Mrs Frances Gray. Undated. Mr Airey’s classes.  Notations for 3 Hand Reel and 5 Hand Reel.

119-127  Mrs Mary Hawes. Over Staveley Undated. Tommy Cannon’s classes. Notations for 5 Hand Reel, Sword Dance and clog steps.

128-134  Mrs Florence Nixon. 2/12/1977 (noted by Joan. F. Flett).  Tommy Cannon‘s classes.

Unpaginated address list.

Notebook 4.  Pages 135-186

135-145 Scottish material, Angus MacPherson, DG MacLennan

146-151  Miss Eva Lowe. Undated. Information on the Lowe family of dancing masters from Scotland.

152-156  Mrs Reid.  Undated.  Information on Paterson’s dancing classes, Rutherglen.

157-158  Address lists.

159-166  Mrs Gertrude Burton, Symondsbury  Undated. Partly documented by J.F Flett. Information on Four Hand Reel and steps.

167-170  Mrs Ann Clayton, Bournemouth.  Undated.  Information on Four Hand Reel and steps and Up the Sides and Down the Middle.

171-172  Mr and Mrs Reg Anning, Colyton.  Undated.  Information on Four Hand Reel

173         Mrs Gertrude Burton.  2nd visit. Undated. Further details of Four Hand Reel

174         Mr John Cook, Symondsbury. Undated. Three Hand Reel and Four Hand Reel

175         Mr Norris.  Undated. Four Hand Reel

176-177  Address lists.

178-179  Notes on published Scottish materials.

180-185  Misc notes and extracts

186         Mr & Mrs. William Tully, Sewingshields, Northumberland.  Undated. Queries from visits.

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  1. Newspaper dates
  2. R C Robison dance list
  3. Jos., Stainton, and Alf Robinson dance list
  4. Crossed out field notes from various informants
  5. Extracts from 1902, 1804, 1811, 1908, 1902 no source given.

Loose Pages 207 – 245

207-220  Interview Mr and Mrs William Tully, Sewing Shiels (nr Housesteads), n.d. 1st and 2nd visit and step and dance descriptions

221-222  Steps collected from Harold Edgar by Norman Robinson.

223-224  Diary of collecting trip August 1962.

226-227  Miscellaneous notes including newspaper extracts and addresses.

228  Original notes of  interview with Miss L A Maddern, August 1962.

229-231  Original notes of interview with Mrs F Clark, undated, but 25 August 1962.

232-235  Original notes of interview with Mr and Mrs Satherthwaite, undated but 26th August 1962.

236  Addresses.

237-238  Original notes of interview with Miss Roberta Robinson, undated but 27 August 1962.

239-240  Original notes of interview with Miss Addie Robinson, undated but 28 August 1962

241-243 Original notes of interview with Mr A Leak, undated but 29 August 1962

244  MS note by J. Millest recording meeting dancers at EFDSS District dance at Grange. Undated.

(244a)  Extract from West Cumberland News, 12 July 1958.  Performance by Mr. Wright.

245 Envelope with family details of Thomas Stainton.

JTF_NBE7_Lakeland Step Index_246_254

  • List of the steps collected from the various sources in Lakeland.

JTF_NBE8_Notes on Lancashire Clog Dancing_254a_265

  1. Fred Coward, Hawkshead, May 1956, biog., step notations, Three reel and Eight Reel
  2. Miss Mary (Sissie) Wilson, Galloway, Hawkshead, May 1956; biog., step notations
  3. Frank Atkinson, Hawkshead, June 1956, biog., step notation
  4. Mrs Diddi Dixon, Crosthwaite, May 1956, various step notations
  5. Dick Strickland, Tyllythwaite, May 1956, step notation

JTF_NBE9_Miscellanous Notes_266-

  1. Three hand reel / Napoleon Grand March descriptions
  2. Mrs Grace Robinson, Aug 1961, info on Robinson family / crossed out pages
  3. Other rough drafts of interviews in faircopies above
  4. Various step and dance descriptions in rough form
  5. List of dance classes, teachers etc
  6. Schottische time steps – rough copy
  7. Letter from Norman Robinson, 30 Oct 1962

JTF_NBE10_MS Draft Traditional Step Dancing in Lakeland

  • MS draft with all sources to the various steps given.

JTF_NBE11_Miscellanous Notes

  1. Performance programme with dance descriptions
  2. Article: They Made the Lawyers Dance, M Harrison, 27 Dec 1958
  3. Letter to Michael Harrison, 1 Sept 1960
  4. Letter from Michael Harrison, 13 Sept 1960
  5. Letter to Michael Harrison, 6 Nov 1960
  6. Letter from H Cunningham, 26 July 1961
  7. Letter to H Cunningham, no date 1961
  8. Letter from H Cunningham, 11 August 1961
  9. Extracts: Justinian Pagett, Harl (?) MS 1026
  10. Extracts: Sloan MS 3858
  11. Extracts: Landsdowne MS 1115
  12. Letter to Mr Cunningham, 9 January 1966
  13. Clement Marot, La Temple de Cupido
  14. John Skelton, Complete Poems, 1948 (extracts)
  15. References to English Dancing
  16. List of References to dancing in Papys diary
  17. Dance Tunes and Song Tunes
  18. Some Notes on the Morris Dance
  19. EFDSS Journal, April 1915, The Folk Dance in English Literature
  20. Two Notes on the Processional and the Morris Dance
  21. A Bibliography of the Morris Dance
  22. Glasgow Journal 1750, Joseph Longhorn, dancing master
  23. Cowper family information
  24. Misc information

 

Scotland:

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1-3 Neil MacNeill, Isle of Barra, Scotland, 9th April 1953

3 John MacLean, Castlebay, Isle of Barra, Scotland, 10 April 1953

3 Neil MacDonald, Castlebay, Isle of Barra, Scotland, 10 April 1953

3 Barman, Scarinish Hotel, Isle of Tiree, 9 April 1953

4-5 Rachel MacLeod, Castlebay, Isle of Barra, Scotland, 9 April 1953

6-13 Angus John MacLellan, Hacklett, Benbecula, Scotland, 11 April 1953

14-17 Mrs Monk, Craegorry, Benbecula, Scotland, 11 April 1953

18-19 Angus MacMillan, Griminish, Benbecula, Scotland 12 April 1953

20 Archie MacDougall, Liniclett, Benbecula, Scotland, 12 April 1953

20 Calum MacCormack, Nunton, Benbecula, Scotland, 12 April 1953

21 Mrs MacCormack, Hacklatt, Benbecula, Scotland, 12 April 1953

21 Donald MacEachen, Airdveg, Benbecula, Scotland, 13 April 1953

22-24 John MacLeod, Iochdar, South Uist, Scotland, 5 April 1953

25-27 Peter MacKay, Kilaulay, South Uist, Scotland, 12 April 1953

27 Ronald MacDonald, Ardnamonie South Uist, Scotland, 12 April 1953

27 Donald MacPhee, Nunton, Benbecula, Scotland, 13 April 1953

28 Roderick MacPherson, Liniclett, Benbecula, Scotland, 13 April 1953

29 Calum MacPherson & Mrs Smith, Iochdar, South Uist, Scotland 14 April 1953

30-41 Hugh MacKinnon, Cliadale, Isle of Eigg, Scotland, 18 April 1953

42-43 Flora MacLellan, Cliadale, Isle of Eigg, Scotland, 18 April 1953

44-45 Neil MacDonald, Cliadale, Isle of Eigg, Scotland, 18 April 1953

46 Lachlan Campbell, Cliadale, Isle of Eigg, Scotland, 18 April 1953

47 Mr and Mrs Donald MacKay, Cliadale, Isle of Eigg, Scotland, 18 April 1953

48-65 Tom Flett correspondence – various 1953

  1. Letter from J. L. MacLean, 2 October 1953
  2. Dannsa Mor music and words
  3. Letter from Angus Matheson, Lecturer in Celtic, University of Glasgow, 19 March 1953 : Caileach an Dudain
  4. Letter from Angus Matheson, Lecturer in Celtic, University of Glasgow, 11 May 1953 : Caileach an Dudain
  5. Letter from Angus Matheson, Lecturer in Celtic, University of Glasgow, 10 July 1953 : Eigg War Dance + An Dannsa Mor
  6. An Dannsa Mor (words)
  7. Various Gaelic songs

66 Alexander Campbell, 1815 extract

67 Father Allan MacDonald, Oban, Scotland, 1953

68-76 Tom Flett correspondence – various 1953

  1. Letter from John Lorne Campbell, 5 May 1953
  2. Letter from Kenneth Grant, Diocese of Argyll and the Isles, Bishop’s House, Oban, 4 June 1953
  3. Letter from L W Sharp, Librarian, University of Edinburgh, 21 May 1953
  4. Letter from Annie G Gilchrist, 19 January 1953
  5. Letter from Mrs Bassin, Edinburgh, 6 February 1953

77-79 Mrs Wood, Clekiminn near Jedburgh

 

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Frank Rhodes visit to South Uist and Benbecula, 25-29 April 1956.

  1. Old man at Loch Awe 23/4/1956
  2. Murdu Murray, Tolsta, Lewis 25/4/1956
  3. Mgr. MacKellaig, Daliburgh, South Uist, 26/4/1956
  4. Dr. MacLean, Daliburgh, South Uist, 26/4/1956
  5. John MacIsaac, Eriskay, Donald Walker, Daliburgh, South Uist, 26/4/1956
  6. Archie Monrowe, Lochboisdale, South Uist, 26/4/1956
  7. Angus MacLean, Smerclett, South Uist, 26/4/1956
  8. Donald MacDonald, Garrynamonie, South Uist, 26/4/1956
  9. Donald Allan Morrison, Greybridge, South Uist, 26/4/1956
  10. Patrick Steel, North Boisdale, South Uist, 26/4/1956
  11. Mrs Donald MacDonald, Daliburgh, South Uist, 26/4/1956
  12. Kate Morrison, Greybridge, Daliburgh, South Uist, 26/4/1956
  13. Donald Walker, Daliburgh, South Uist, 26/4/1956
  14. Roderick MacPherson, Liniclett Muir, South Uist, 26/4/1956
  15. Angus John MacLellan, Hacklett, Benbecula, 27/4/1956
  16. Roderick MacLean, Kilauley, Iochdar, South Uist, 28/4/1956
  17. Mrs Monk, Craegorry, Benbecula, 28/4/1956
  18. Angus John MacLellan (2nd visit), Hacklett, Benbecula, 28/4/1956
  19. Roderick MacPherson (2nd visit), Liniclett Muir, South Uist, 29/4/1956
  20. Mrs Campbell, (with Mr and Mrs Archie MacDonald) Garryheillie, Daliburgh, South Uist, 29/4/1956
  21. Mrs MacLeod, Ormaclett, South Uist, 29/4/1956
  22. Neil Walker, Bornish, South Uist, 29/4/1956
  23. Kate Morrison (2nd visit), Greybridge, Daliburgh, South Uist, 29/4/1956
  24. Donald Walker (2nd visit), Daliburgh, South Uist, 29/4/1956
  25. Miss Harriet MacDonald, Daliburgh, South Uist, 29/4/1956
  26. Mgr MacKellaig, Daliburgh, South Uist, 29/4/1956
  27. Dr MacLean, South Uist, 29/4/1956

Tom Flett and Frank Rhodes visit to Morar and Moidart, 5-11 April 1956

  1. Info on Ewen MacLachlan
  2. Miss Walker, Bracara, Scotland, 5/4/1956
  3. Father MacNeil, Bracara, Scotland, 5/4/1956
  4. Ronald MacLean, Cumusdarrach, Scotland, 6/4/1956
  5. S. Cameron-Head, Inverailort Castle, Scotland, 7/4/1956
  6. Mr MacRae, Inverailort, Scotland, 7/4/1956
  7. Angus MacPherson & Mrs MacDonald, Rose Cottage, Samalaman, Glen Uig, Scotland, 7-8/4/1956
  8. Sandy Gillies (Smirisary) / Mrs Kate MacLean, Glen Uig, Scotland, 7/4/1956
  9. Christina Kennedy, Glen Uig, Scotland, 8/4/1956
  10. Mrs Flora MacDonald (nee MacLean), Glen Uig, Scotland, 8/4/1956
  11. Mr John MacLean, Glen Uig, Scotland, 8/4/1956
  12. Mrs Ronald MacDonald (South Uist), Glen Uig, Scotland, 8-9/4/1956
  13. Donald Kennedy, Eilean Shona, Scotland, 9/4/1956
  14. Mrs MacLellan, Eilean Shona, Scotland, 9/4/1956
  15. Father Campbell, Scotland, 9/4/1956
  16. Donald Cameron, Post Office, Acharacle, Scotland, 9/4/1956
  17. Sandy Allan MacDonald, Dalnabrech, Scotland, 10/4/1956
  18. Miss Jean MacPherson, Post Office, Salen, Scotland, 10/4/1956
  19. Mr and Mrs Gordon Menzies, Salen, Scotland, 10/4/1956
  20. John (Blain) MacDonald, Cliff, Scotland, 10/4/1956
  21. Mrs MacLean, Acharacle, Scotland, 10/4/1956
  22. Miss Jean MacInnes, Acharacle, Scotland, 10/4/1956
  23. Willie Harrison, Acharacle, Scotland, 10/4/1956
  24. Archie MacKellaig, Glenfinnan, Scotland, 10/4/1956
  25. Donald MacDonald, Fort William, Scotland 10-11/4/1956
  26. Mrs Angus MacIsaac (nee Annie MacDonald), Banavie, Fort William, Scotland 10/4/1956
  27. Mr MacIsaac (Fort William / Glen Uig), Scotland 10/4/1956
  28. Mr Hugh MacDonald, Banavie, Fort William, Scotland 10/4/1956
  29. Mrs Fergusson, Salen / For William, Scotland 10/4/1956

Frank Rhodes visit to South Uist and Benbecula, 7-11 July 1956

  1. Mrs Kate Morrison, Greybridge, Daliburgh, Scotland, 7/7/1956
  2. Archie Monrowe, Lochboisdale, Scotland, 7/7/1956
  3. Donald Steel, Stome Kilpheder, Scotland, 7/7/1956
  4. Donald Walker, Daliburgh, Scotland, 7/7/1956
  5. Mrs Annie MacDonald, Daliburgh, Scotland, 7/7/1956
  6. Mr Alex MacIntosh, Daliburgh, Scotland, 7/7/1956
  7. Mrs Margaret MacAskill, South Boisdale, Scotland, 8/7/1956
  8. Mrs Mary Smith, South Boisdale, Scotland, 8/7/1956
  9. Angus James MacIntyre, Loch Eynort, Scotland, 8/7/1956
  10. Miss Harriet MacDonald, Daliburgh, Scotland, 8/7/1956
  11. Angus John MacLellan, Benbecula, Scotland, 9/7/1956
  12. Angus O’Henley, Lochboisdale, Scotland, 11/7/1956
  13. Donald Allen Morrison, Kilpheder, Scotland, 10/7/1956
  14. Neil MacLellen, Lochboisdale, Scotland, 11/7/1956
  15. Dr MacLean, Daliburgh, Scotland, 11/7/1956
  16. Mgr MacKellaig, Daliburgh, Scotland, 11/7/1956