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Thread #32073   Message #421304
Posted By: GUEST,Bruce O.
20-Mar-01 - 12:18 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: An Acre of Land
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: An Acre of Land
Malcolm, you're needed on Ballad-L. I think someone is now heading for Broughton House, Kirkcudbright to see what else they can turn up from C. K. Sharpe. Glenbuchat ballads collection is nearly ready for publication, 4 vols. Jamie Moreira spent time hunting throught Laing's material in Edinburgh last summer to try and track Stenhouse's MSS (fruitlessly). (He hasn't said who principal editor is.) Stenhouses' Crokat MS went to C. K. Sharpe. "Young Craigston" was probably gotten by Sharpe from Stenhouse, or directly from the Rev. Scott's of Glenbuchat's collection. Jack Campin has found the long lost Crokat MS, c 1709, but has't told me yet where he found it (2 days afer request for confirmation of my guess has brought no reply).