Manuscripts

Manuscripts

 

Besides the rich music found on the cylinder recordings, the Dunn Family Collection also contains five manuscript books of notated Irish tunes, a scrapbook of newspaper clippings, and correspondence, notes, and musical notations found scattered throughout books in the collection.

The origins of the musical manuscripts are difficult to determine. Most appear to have been bound together from various sources, and although some of the notation may be from Francis O'Neill's hand, it is likely the majority is from Michael J. Dunn or his son, Michael J. Dunn, Jr. Since Dunn received materials from James Early, it is also possible some of the work could be Early's.

Dunn Manuscript Books

Dunn Manuscript 01

Music Manuscript 01

Manuscript book of notated Irish traditional tunes.

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Dunn Manuscript 02

Music Manuscript 02

Manuscript book of notated Irish traditional tunes.

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Dunn Manuscript 03

Music Manuscript 03

Manuscript book of notated Irish traditional tunes.

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Dunn Manuscript 04

Music Manuscript 04

Manuscript book of notated Irish traditional tunes.

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Dunn Manuscript 05

Music Manuscript 05

Manuscript book of notated Scottish and English traditional tunes.

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Dance Music of Ireland Cover

Dance Music of Ireland 01

Notes, letters, and musical notation from a copy of O'Neill's Dance Music of Ireland.

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Dance Music of Ireland 02: James Early's Copy

Dance Music of Ireland 02

Notes found within James Early's copy of Dance Music of Ireland.

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O'Neill's Music of Ireland

O'Neill's Music of Ireland

Notes found within a copy of O'Neill's Music of Ireland in the Dunn Family Collection.

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Michael J. Dunn Scrapbook

Michael J. Dunn Scrapbook

A scrapbook of newspaper articles compiled by Michael J. Dunn. Topics include: the Spanish-American War, religion, Milwaukee fires, Irish music, poetry, and more.

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Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody 01

Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody 01

Notes and manuscripts found within Michael J. Dunn's copy of Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody.

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Coming soon...

 

Stay tuned for scans of documents found within Michael J. Dunn's and James Early's copies of Francis O'Neill's publications!

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