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Detail from the 'Miser' broadside
Joseph Macwilliam, the Miser
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Execution of Elizabeth M'Neil
Execution of Elizabeth M'Neil
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'Horrid and Barbarous Murder'
Murder of a Farm Servant
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Further reading

The ballad in Scottish history, edited by Edward J. Cowan (East Linton: Tuckwell Press, 2000)
[Shelfmark: HP2.201.01949]

The British broadside ballad and its music, by Claude M. Simpson (New Brunswick: Rutgers, 1966.)
[Shelfmark: Mus.5]

The broadside ballad: a study in origins and meaning, by Leslie Shepard (London: Herbert Jenkins, 1962)
[Shelfmark: NG.1560.g.5]

The encyclopaedia of Scottish executions 1750-1963, by Alex F Young (Orpington, Kent: Eric Dobby Publishing, 1998)
[Shelfmark: H3.200.2158]

English and Scottish popular ballads, by Francis James Child (first published 1883-1898)
[Shelfmark: Lit.S.42]

The history of street literature: the story of broadside ballads, chapbooks, proclamations, news-sheets, election bills, tracts, pamphlets, cocks, catchpennies, and other ephemera, by Leslie Shepard (Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1973)
[Shelfmark: NE.1011.f.25]

Murders and moralities: English catchpenny prints 1800-1860, by Thomas Gretton, See introduction p. 7-22.
[Shelfmark: HP3.81.1178]

Print and the people 1819-1951, edited by Louis James (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1978)

The printed image and the transformation of popular culture 1790-1860, by Patricia Anderson (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1991). See introduction and chapter 1.
[National Library shelfmark: HP2.94.5960]

Songs and ballads of Dundee, by Nigel Gatherer (Edinburgh: John Donald, 1986)
[Shelfmark: Mus.Box.q.272.6]

The songs of Scotland prior to Burns. With the tunes, edited by Robert Chambers (Edinburgh: W. & R. Chambers, 1862)
[Shelfmark: Hall.275.d]

Sons of Scotia raise your voice: early 19th-century broadsides from a collection in Edinburgh University Library, edited by Peter Freshwater (Edinburgh: Friends of Edinburgh University Library, 1991)
[Shelfmark: H3.92.2745]

The story of street literature: forerunner of the popular press, by Robert Collison (London: J.M. Dent, 1973)
[Shelfmark: NG.1195.f.9]

The traditional and national music of Scotland, by Francis Collinson (London: Routledge,1966)
[Shelfmark: Mus.4]


Glasgow University Library
Website on broadside ballads

Bodleian Library
Useful links and help screen

Contemplator website
Folk songs of Scotland

Broadside ballads

The Traditional Ballad Index

Scottish Music Information Centre

Streetprint: private collection of street literature held in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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