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Thread #32255   Message #422928
Posted By: GUEST,Bruce O.
22-Mar-01 - 01:27 AM
Thread Name: Non-Music - Academic Success Question
Subject: RE: Non-Music - Academic Success Question
I got one of the tunes for "Pretty Peggy of Derby" (Aird's 'Airs', III, 1788-on my website) by mail request from the Forbes Library, who had the only known copies of the 1st 3 volumes of the series in the USA. The following summer I went to the Forbes Library as a stop-off on a summer vacation. I intended to make a complete contents lists of the 3 vols, but found they had sold them to a bookseller, Lubrano (on web). I don't know where the 3 vols. went. (ABCs of all 3 vols now on web). A reprint of vol. 4 was donated by the Forbes Library in the early 20th century to the Library of Congress, where it remains. I made a contents listing of all and copied some of the tunes in it, but don't remember if there's anything about it on my website. Small libraries are easier to work with than large ones. They don't have so many requests to deal with, and can afford to spend more time on you.