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A Select Collection of Lessons
by Robert Ross



Full title: A Select Collection of Lessons, Airs, Marches Minuets, Reels, Jiggs, &c. With the most favourite Songs, for the Guittar. To which are Added some excellent Songs, with a Thorough Bass adapted to that Instrument, by an Eminent Master.

Publisher: Edinburgh

Printer: Edinburgh: Printed and Sold by Robert Ross at his Music Shop Fountain Well High Street

Date: [1780?]

Notes:

All settings for guittar

Biographical info: A practising musician, possibly a guittar player, Ross was active as an Edinburgh music-seller, 1769-c.1805, but continued thereafter as a musician, and died in 1808. He traded from his house in Playhouse Close Canongate, Edinburgh, in 1769; the back of Fountain Well, 1770-1785; and Head of Carrubers Close 1785-1805. (Glen 1, viii; Humphries & Smith; MacKillop) He was a musician for Edinburgh Musical Society. (Alburger, 120) Although there is no clear relationship with composer John Ross who was born in Newcastle upon Tyne and spent his adult life as an organist in Aberdeen, both were published by John Hamilton, so there could be a hidden connection.

Location(s):

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Aberdeen University Library
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Birmingham University Library
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Cambridge University Library
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Dundee Central Library (Wighton Collection)
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National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh
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Edinburgh City Library
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Edinburgh University Library
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Mitchell Library, Glasgow
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Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow
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University of Glasgow Library
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Royal Academy of Music, London
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British Library, London
GB-Lcm
Royal College of Music, London
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Vaughan Williams Memorial Library, Cecil Sharp House, London
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Manchester Public Library
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Manchester University Library
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Newcastle University Library
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Bodleian Library, University of Oxford
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A K Bell Library, Perth
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Saint Andrews University Library
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Sheffield University Library
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National Library of Ireland, Dublin
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Trinity College Dublin

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