Annotation:George Robertson Esqr.'s Strathspey--Register Office Edin.

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X:1 T:George Robertson, Esqr.'s Strathspey. Register Office Edin. C:Duncan McKercher M:C L:1/16 R:Strathspey N:The volume was dedicated to the Highland Society of Scotland B:Duncan McKercher – A Collection of Original Stathspeys and Reels (Edinburgh, c. 1830, p. 14) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:A E2|A3Bc2A2 FA3E3C|B,B3 B3c dcBA G2B2|A3Bc2A2 FA3E3C|DF3E3C A,2A2A2:| e2|{d}c3{B}A e3A fa3e3c|d3B dcBA GB3B3e|dcBA e3A fa3e3c|d3B dcBA E2A2A2 e2| {d}c2{B}A2 e2A2 fa3e3c|d3B {d}c2{B}A2 GB3B3e|(3e2c2e2 (3f2d2f2 (3g2e2g2 (3a2g2f2|(3e2d2c2 (3d2c2B2 A4A2||

GEORGE ROBERTSON, ESQR.'S STRATHSPEY--REGISTER OFFICE EDIN. Scottish, Strathspey (whole time). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. George Robertson was commissioned Joint Deputy Keeper of the Records of Scotland in 1809 and re-appointed under the Clerk Register on 31 Dec., 1829. He became deputy keeper of records in 1835. He died at his residence of 28 Albany Street, Edinburgh, on the 5th March 1853, aged 62 years. Robertson was a member of the Caledonian Horticultural Society in 1821, and was a member of the Royal Company of Archers who attended and performed duty during the King's visit to Scotland, August, 1822. In 1828 he donated two rare coins to the Society of the Antiquaries of Scotland, "one of them Hebrew."

He may be the "G. Robertson Esqr." who composed "Lord Ramsay (2)" and "Lord Ramsay (1)," a strathspey and reel combination.

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Printed sources : - Duncan McKercher (A Collection of Original Stathspeys and Reels), Edinburgh, c. 1830; p. 14.

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