RepositorySpecial Collections Archives (GB 0029)
Ref NoEUL MS 105/18
Extent9 folders
TitleMiscellaneous folders of various topics of research
DescriptionMiscellaneous folders of various topics of research (1940s-), containing:

1. Cardboard-covered ring binder on 'Wells', containing typed and written notes on wells (e.g. healing, saints', various Westcountry wells), with contents list

2. Blue folder labelled 'Local Notes', including photocopy of picture of 'The ash Yggdrasil'; sheet from 'Exe Vale Heritage Exhibition 1976 on the lunatic asylum; photocopies of several papers of Kingsnympton Overseers of the Poor from 18-19th c.

3. Manila folder labelled 'Paganism', containing research notes, photocopies, newspaper clippings, correspondence (including from H.P.R. Finberg), offprint of 'Notes on the Idol Found at Kingsteignton' by Edward Parfitt (D.A. Transactions, 1877.]; typed and annotated ms of paper, 'Paganism in Christian England' (1950s-1960s)

4. Blue folder labelled 'Pixies' (formerly 'Legends. 1987'), containing research notes on pixies. Includes contents page headed 'The Problem of Pixies (1970s-80s?)

5. Manila folder labelled 'Ram-Roasting', containing research notes, photocopies, clippings, photographs of ram-roasting at Holne, Buckland-in-the-Moor, and Kingsteignton (1950s)

6. Manila folder labelled 'Rites of Birth Marriage and Death', containing research notes, clippings, offprints and some correspondence on customs and superstitions relating to rites (e.g. funerary and burial practices) (1950s-1980s)

7. Red folder labelled 'Robert Tooley. 1976', containing a few items of correspondence, typed transcriptions from Holne parish records and a typed ms on 'A Devon Conjurer' (Robert Tooley) (mid 1970s)

8. Orange folder labelled 'West Country Emigrants', containing letters from Rita Pope regarding Hog Island and Tangier Island (Chesapeake/E.Shore Virginia). Also includes clippings on 'Westcountry men abroad' in America, Australia and New Zealand (late 1960s-1970s)

9. Pink folder labelled 'Witches' containing research notes on witches, a few items of correspondence with local recollections, and bibliography on witchcraft; photocopied extract from 1855 The Social History of the Southern Counties (1950s)
Printed material
Access StatusOpen
Creator_NameBrown; Theodora (1914-1993); folklorist; known as Theo
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