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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)
[Shelfmark: P.med.3109/4]

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]

Links

Glasgow University Library
Website on broadside ballads
http://special.lib.gla.ac.uk/collection/broadside.html

Bodleian Library
Useful links and help screen
http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/ballads/links.htm

Contemplator website
Folk songs of Scotland
http://www.contemplator.com/scotland/

Broadside ballads
http://www.contemplator.com/history/broadside.html

The Traditional Ballad Index
http://www.csufresno.edu/folklore/BalladSearch.html

Scottish Music Information Centre
http://www.scottishmusiccentre.com/

Streetprint: private collection of street literature held in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
http://www.crcstudio.org/streetprint/

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