Frank Miller: Scotland's forgotten collector

Bold, V. (2008) Frank Miller: Scotland's forgotten collector. In: Bula, D. and Rieuwerts, S. (eds.) Singing the Nations: Herder's Legacy. Series: BASIS. Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier: Trier, pp. 153-163. ISBN 9783868210187

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Abstract

This paper considers the work of Frank Miller (1854-1944). Building on sustained colecting traditions --Riddell, Burns, Cromek, Cunningham, Macmath -- Miller documented and recorded the song culture of South West Scotland. His five bays of papers and books in the Ewart Library, Dumfries, hitherto uncatalogued and unused, reveal a thoughtful approach to song and show Miller's influence on ballad enthusiasts in Scotland and beyond. This paper considers Miller as part of the international late nineteenth and early twentieth century group of ballad collectors, exploring hitherto unknown manuscript materials. It sheds new light on the collecting traditions of the period, and on Miller's role in shaping a Scottish song canon.

Item Type:Book Sections
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Bold, Dr Valentina
Authors: Bold, V.
Subjects:P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0441 Literary History
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0080 Criticism
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Interdisciplinary Studies
Publisher:Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier
ISBN:9783868210187
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