Collection of 2,300 broadside ballads, mostly printed in England in the 19th century. Topics range from courtship, crime, disasters and emigration to fashion, theatre, politics, laments sports and old age. Includes ballads on Scotland and Ireland. Part of the Crawford Collections on deposit from the Balcarres Heritage Trust.
Attribution and copyright:
Reproduced with permission from materials on loan to the National Library of Scotland from the Balcarres Heritage Trust.