The Euing Collection


Box containing folders of Euing Ballads

The Euing collection contains 420 black-letter ballads generally alphabetized by title. Most of the Euing ballads are from the seventeenth-century broadside ballad heyday, though there are some from the sixteenth century. One of the earliest broadsides in the Euing collection dates from 1575. Ballads more typical of the Euing collection are from the Restoration period, 1660s-1680s, such as the ballad celebrating the return of Charles II.

The collection now resides at the Glasgow University Library. The ballads are kept inside a wooden box and are sorted into 8 folders. There are 50 sheets in all but the last folder (which contains only 37).

For further information, see provenance and printed editions.