Timeline for the Blaikie Manuscript of 1692

Date Item Description
1692 Original Manuscript by Andrew Adam, set in tablature for the lyra viol
before 1838 The original is owned by William Blaikie, an engraver in Paisley, who copies most or all of the Scottish melodies in notation.
1820s William Dauney in his Ancient Scottish Melodies lists Down Tweedside as one of the tunes in the original manuscript in Blaikie's possession.
182?-1857 The original has passed to the flautist Mr. James Davie of Aberdeen. There is no record as to whether or not Davie made a copy of it.
1866 or earlier Forty tunes are copied in tablature by Andrew John Wighton from Davie's copy. Wighton’s copy will later be called the Blaikie Manuscript. Tweedside is not among the tunes he copied.
1866 Wighton’s collection of music (including his copy of the manuscript under discussion) is bequeathed to the Town Council of Dundee, but did not become the property of the council until 1884
1866-1884 Unknown where Wighton’s tablature copy is during this time.
1877 or later John Muir Wood copies Doun Tweedside into one of his private commonplace books in notation, with this annotation: from a M.S. Signed A. Blaikie, Paisley_believed to have been translated from the Tablature of 1692.
1884 Wighton’s collection became part of the Dundee Library collection.