Folk Play Links - Cumberland, England

Compiled by C. Little



Groups listed may be folk club, morris dance or amateur drama groups, as well as traditional performers. Publications listed may be cited, extracted or summarised publications, as well as full text.


Groups

001 * Solway Morris [photos; programme]
002 * St Bees Traditional Mummers [perform Alexander and the King of Egypt chapbook text; photos]

Libraries & Archives

003 * Summary Catalogue of Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Relating to the City County and University of Oxford : Accessions from 1916 to 1962 [by P.S. Spokes, 1964, pp.(20 - 'Ms. Top. Oxon. b. 248 ff.17, 58 [E.D. Herschel Collection]' - Holton text; ' c. 452 f.1 [E.D. Herschel Collection][daughter of 2nd Baronet]' - photo of Littlemore /) 66 - 'Ms. Top. Oxon. d. 199 [Percy Manning Collection]' - (Mummers in North Berks., in The Times, 24th Dec. 1904;) Islip text, 1894 - informed by T.J. Carter; Marston text x2, 1832+1899 - informed by T.J. Carter; Oxford text, 1902; at Adel, 1905; Walker Seven Champions chapbook; Kirtlington text, [circa 1858]; The Mummers, in Oxford Times, 24th Dec. 1898 - Kirtlington text, some forty years ago;) copy of Alexander and the King of Egypt chapbook published by T. Wilson, Whitehaven (/ E.H. Binney Collection - Islip text, 1780 - informed by Old Nunkey [Henry Timberlake ?]; Culham text, then; at [Long] Wittenham; Sutton [Courtenay] seen at Culham, 1900; Headington [Quarry?] text, 1900; photos of [Sutton Courtenay seen at ?] Culham, 1901; photos of Headington [Quarry?], 1901; photos of Islip, 1901)]
004 * Survey of English Dialects (SED) Incidental Material [Ref. 2Cu4] [Jolly Boys at Threlkeld]

Publications

005 * Ancient Customs and Superstitions in Cumberland [citation of A. Craig Gibson, in Transactions of the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire, Vol.X, Session 1857-58, pp.103; (104-105)]
006 * Ancient Customs and Superstitions in Cumberland [by A. Craig Gibson, in Transactions of the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire, Vol.X, Session 1857-58, pp.103; (104-105)]
007 * City of Carlisle : Bibliotheca Jacksoniana : Catalogue [by James Pitcairn Hinds, 1909, p.3 - entry for Alexander and the King of Egypt,, n.d.]
008 * On the Collection of Chap-Books in the Bibliotheca Jacksoniana, in Tullie House, Carlisle, with some remarks on the History of Printing in Carlisle, Whitehaven, Penrith, and other north country towns [by Chancellor [of Carlisle][Richard Saul] Ferguson, in Transactions of the Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian & Archaeological Society, Vol.XIV Pt.I, 1896, p.37 - 'Whitehaven Printers : Thomas Wilson']
009 * On the Collection of Chap-Books in the Bibliotheca Jacksoniana, in Tullie House, Carlisle, with some remarks on the History of Printing in Carlisle, Whitehaven, Penrith, and other north country towns [citation of Chancellor [of Carlisle][Richard Saul] Ferguson, in Transactions of the Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian & Archaeological Society, Vol.XIV Pt.I, 1896, p.37 - 'Whitehaven Printers : Thomas Wilson']
010 * Review of "Shakspeare and his Times:" by Nathan Drake [by [John Galt], in Edinburgh Monthly Review, Vol.I No.IV, Apr. 1819, p.373 - at [unlocated], 1817]
011 * The Christmas Boys' [by F.Gordon Brown, in Notes and Queries, 10th Ser. Vol.VII No.159, 12th Jan. 1907, pp.31-32 - [unlocated] fragment from texts, 1895]
012 * The History and Topography of the Counties of Cumberland and Westmoreland [ed. by William Whellan, 1860, pp.457 - 'Whitehaven' - "mumming", still kept up; (835 - 'Levens Chapelry' - "peace-egging", still prevailing)]
013 * Whitehaven Customs [by An Admirer of your Every-Day Book [Anon], in The Every-Day Book;, by William Hone, Vol.II, 182?, cols.1645-1648 - "mummers" - extracts from Alexander and the King of Egypt chapbook published by T. Wilson, Whitehaven]

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