Ordish Papers : Notes & Section E

Folklore Society, 1984



NOTES

The material is already split into envelopes or folders within the box, and these divisions I have retained, giving each a code letter from A-H. (H is a separate sheet, see below).

The numbers given to each item in this list have not been marked on the material itself and are only for identification on this list.

SECTION E

Folder, marked "Extracts from Various Books for Sorting".

The contents of this folder can be separated into:

I Correspondence

II Extracts from Books, Articles, etc.

III Notes on Books, Articles, etc.

IV MISC. (Cuttings, Photograph, etc.)

Contents:

Part I: Correspondence

1.

Letter from W. Hemry Jewitt, London, 8/5/1903 incl. separate sheet of reminiscences of his father at (Kimbleworth?), Nr. Sheffield (Ca. 1820?).

2.

Letter from H.B. Greenop, Workington, 27/3/1915 requesting info.

3.

Letter from T. Fisher Unwin, London, 3/2/1914 about revival tipteerers play.

4.

Letter from (?). C. Eggar (Sec. of Farnham Field Club) re. performance of Crondall (Hants.) play.

5.

Letter from F.A. Milne, FLS, 18/3/1909: asking what progress on 'English Folk Drama' as Mabel Peacock wants to know. Letter from Mabel Peacock to Miss Burne on same subject.

6.

Letter from F.A. Milne, FLS, 22/4/1907 requesting immediate return of "a paper of Mr. Binney's on Mummers".

7.

Letter to Mrs. H.B. Eden from Henry Young & Sons (Booksellers) 21/6/1899 about Harland's Traditions of Lancashire.

8.

Letter from F. Milne, FLS, 2/2/1914 enclosing "your report on mumming plays as desired" (report not here).

9.

Letter from Herbert M. Bower, Ripon, 24/11/1902 regarding Ripon play.

10.

Letter from George Brewin, Sheffield, 7/2/1893, giving details of Walker's The Costume of Yorkshire.

11.

Letter from Mrs. Chaworth Musters, Notts., 16/1/1893, enclosing a copy of her book, describing a performance and regretting that Ordish could not come to see it.

Another letter, 27/12/1893 asking Ordish to come.

12.

Letter from Lucy M.J. Garnett, Sloane Square, 28/2/1893 concerning St. George in Greece and Turkey.

13.

Letter from E. ..?.. Bryans, Vicarage, Rugeley, 12/1/1893 concerning Abbotts Bromley Horn Dance.

14.

Four postcards from G.L. Gomme mentioning articles of interest only two dated: 16/7/1887 and 25/4/1893.

15.

Postcard from Percy Manning, Oxford, 12/2/1906 mentioning article in Notes & Queries.

16.

Letter from (R.R. Marett?), Exeter College, Oxford, 4/12/1902 concerning Binney's theories.

17.

Three letters from Horatia K. Eden, Hillbrow, Rugby: 25/10/1902, 30/10/1902, 24/11/1902 plus five pieces of squared paper presumably used as 'covers' for mss. sent plus a list of "Ms versions of the mumming play in the possession of Mrs. Eden...".

18.

Five letters from R.J.E. Tiddy: Sept. 24th/Sept. 28th/Oct. 2nd/Oct. 17th/Nov. 8th/all 1913.

19.

Ten letters from E.H. Binney, 5th March/10th March/17th March/6th April/30th April/ 28th May/28th August/10th December/16th December/all 1902/and 5th Jan. 1903.

20.

Five letters from C.S. Burne, 16th Dec. 1902/22nd March 1909/30th June 1914/2nd Feb. 1914/6th Feb. 1914.

21.

Three letters from Henry Attwell, Barnes, 9th Aug. 1891/12th Oct. 1891/1st Feb. 1893.

22.

Letter to C.S. Burne from Miss L. Toulmin (?) Smith, 12th Dec. 1881.

23.

Letter to C.S. Burne from E. ..?.. Davies, 18th Feb. 1885.

Part II: Extracts from books, articles, etc.

1.

Langhorne's Plutarch: Theseus in a dance.

2.

Grimm's Tetonic Mythology I 38/9: Terms used to denote sacrifice.

3.

Ditto II 441: Wights & Elves.

4.

Rev. Celtique IV 275: Crane-Dance.

5.

Ditto: D. Fitzgerald: St. John's Day.

6.

Ditto: 198: Fitzgerald: 'Popular Tales of Ireland': Giant's Dance.

7.

Monmerque/Michel: Theatre Franšais au Moyen Age publie d'apres les Mss de la bibliotheque du roi. 1834: quote from preface.

8.

Grimm I 43: Fires & Sacrifices.

9.

Fitzgerald 200: Swan Knight story/I saw a ship a-sailing.

10.

John Clare: Shepherds Calendar 95: Morris Dance.

11.

J. Thomson: Welton & Neighbourhood, 1870, 185, 186, 190: Christmas/Yule/ Ploughboys.

12.

Hunt's Popular Romances of W. England, 194, 474: Padstow Hobby Horse.

13.

Addy's Sheffield Glossary: Morris Dance.

14.

Ditto.

15.

Hodgett's, The English in the Middle Ages, 206-9: long extract on minstrels & actors.

16.

Folklore IV 344: Szekely Tales: The Lad who knew everything.

17.

J.W. Donaldson's, The Theatre of the Greeks, 1836.

18.

Wright's, On the History of the Drama in the Middle Ages, 51.

19.

Ditto.

20.

Fitzgerald, 185, 192: Story of Loch Guirr/World Tree.

21.

Encycl., Chambers: Norsemen Yule-Feast.

22.

Wright.

23.

Fitzgerald, 276: Swan Knight's tale.

24.

Ditto: Cornish Drama.

25.

Frazer's Golden Bough: Long extracts.

26.

Haylam's Hooden Horse: Knecht Ruprecht.

27.

Sandy's Christmas Carols: French Mysteries.

28.

Lee Stratford on Avon, 29.

29.

Grimm III, xvii.

30.

Burton's Anatomy of Melancholy.

31.

List of plays published in Tiddy on back of letter dated Apr. 1929. (not Ordish's hand? Same as No.54?).

32.

Ebsworth, The Kentish Garland; quote from preface.

33.

Wright.

34.

Hist. Anglo.

35.

Wilkinson: Elfric's Canons.

36.

Thom's Notelets: Puck, etc./Fairies.

37.

Notes on Corn Spirit/Hardy's Return of the Native.

38.

Strutt: page references.

39.

Bland's gipsy sorcery.

40.

Tylor's Primitive Culture: Religious rites & ceremonies.

41.

Robt. Willon: List of Ancient Words. W.R. of Yorks: Sword Dance.

42.

Note on Old Horse & Driver. (No source given).

43.

Lang's Myth Ritual & Religion: Apollo & The Dragon.

44.

List: Feast of Fools/Lord of Misrule/etc. (No source given)

45.

Notes on various aspects: St. Nicholas date, etc.

46.

Note about Lymm griffin legend.

47.

Reliquary, Vol.17: Black Knight of Ashton.

48.

Note on St. Obert Festival.

49.

N & Q: Mummers, Ploughboys, etc.

50.

Note on Moments of Crisis in Shakespeare.

51.

Misc. jottings (commencing "children's games not necessarily debased versions of plays...").

52.

Misc. notes (commencing "Bibliographie des traditions...").

53.

Misc. notes (commencing "Folklore (1896)...").

54.

Letter from W.E. St. Lawrence Finney, n.d., asking for info on Mediaeval May Games, back of letter has rough draft of answer dated 21/12/31. (Same hand as No.31?).

THIS ITEM SHOULD BE UNDER CORRESPONDENCE.

Part III: Notes of Books, Articles, etc.

1.

Brown, Robert: The Greek Dionysiak Myth, 1877.

2.

Blumner, Prof. H.: Home Life of the Ancient Greeks.

3.

Bapot (?), Germaine: Essai Sur L'Histoire du Theatre.

4.

Trans. Anthr. Inst. VII: Moton Tribe of New Guinea.

5.

Trans. Oriental Congress I: Evolution of drama in India.

6.

Popular Science Monthly, May 1891: Games of American Tribes: Note to "look up back vols.".

7.

BOURKE, J. (?) G. The Snake Dance of the Moquis of Arizona, 1884.

8.

Rev. Celtique IV, 264, 1872: Cornish drama.

9.

SZYRMA, Rev. S.L. Cornish Miracle Plays: Architect, Aug. 26, 76, p.126.

10.

FL J1 II, p.243: Newell's American Games.

11.

Sandys: Ancient Christmas Carols.

12.

Baker: Glossary of Northamptonshire.

13.

Gutch II 50: Robin Hood Play.

14.

Dixon: Ballads & Songs of the Peasantry of England and Hunt: Popular Romances of the W. of England.

15.

N & Q, 10s, VI, 481/VII 30 and Moore: Folklore of the I.O.M.

Part IV: Misc.

1.

Frag. of Bitterne (Hants.) play: SHOULD BE IN HANTS. FOLDER?

2.

Photograph: May Day: Watford, Herts., 1893.

3.

Small envelope containing cutting on Abbotts Bromley Horn Dance from (The?) Photographer, 28th Oct. 1892.

4.

Unidentified cutting: "The Wassailers": Illustration & Commentary.


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