A brig to Torry

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Title

A brig to Torry

Alternative Title

Bon-Accord rhymes and ballads ; no.1

Publisher

Aberdeen: George Middleton

Date

1876

Extent

8 pages

Identifier

Is Part Of

Chapbook #1 in a bound collection of 17 chapbooks

Type

ballad

Abstract

This song is a political action piece written to urge the population and politicians of Aberdeen to build a bridge to the district of Torry within the city following a ferry disaster which killed 32 people. Ferries and boats had previously been the only way to access the district after the diversion of the river Dee had cut it off, and, according to the song, dithering between different political parties over the cost of the project had prevented a bridge from being built previously. The ballad names several different districts, politicians, and groups with an interest in building the bridge in an effort to raise the funds for a new bridge to prevent future disasters. This chapbook is part of a collection of chapbooks produced in Aberdeen which have been bound together in this volume.

Coverage

Aberdeen, Scotland

Subject

Ballads and songs
Chapbooks - Scotland - Aberdeen

Source

Archival & Special Collections, University of Guelph Library, Guelph, Ontario

Is Referenced By

National Library of Scotland http://www.nls.uk/

Format

JPEGs and PDF derived from master file, which was scanned from the original book in 24-bit color at 600 dpi in TIFF format using an Epson Expression 10000XL scanner.

Rights

In the public domain; For high quality reproductions, contact Archival & Special Collections, University of Guelph libaspc@uoguelph.ca 519-824-4120 Ext 53413

Language

English

Contributor

Archival and Special Collections, University of Guelph Library, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Citation

“A brig to Torry,” Scottish Chapbooks, accessed October 5, 2022, https://scottishchapbooks.lib.uoguelph.ca/items/show/519.

Geolocation

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