ARCHIBALD DUFF. Duff was born in Montrose, but later moved to Aberdeen to assume the music/dancing master practice of the famous Francis Peacock. David Baptie, Musical Scotland (p. 48) gives:
Born Aberdeen (?), about 1770 (?), Dancing master and composer of dance music. In 1812 he issued "A Collection of Reels" etc., at Aberdeen, and a second at Montrose. His collection was dedicated to Lady Ramsay of Balmain. [James Davie says his second set never appeared].
John Glen gives:
ARCHIBALD DUFF, MONTROSE - The profession he followed was that of Dancing Master, an he first comes under our notice, in 1793, in an advertisement dated November, as follows:- "A Card. Mr Duff returns his most grateful thanks to the ladies and gentlemen of Montrose .