RepositorySpecial Collections Archives (GB 0029)
Ref NoEUL MS 105/33
Extent5 folders
TitleFolklore topics
DescriptionFolders of papers (formerly loose) relating to various folklore topics, containing:

1. Orange folder labelled 'Stag Hunt. Skimmington', containing draft ts of 'A further note on the 'Stag Hunt' in Devon', correspondence and newspaper cuttings relating to stag hunts in Devon. Also notes on: deer in Devon and in royal forests, guising and masking, the Montacute skimmington panel (showing skimmington or skimmity or donkey ride) (1950s-1970s)

2. Pink folder labelled 'Folk Song: Ballad: Poem', containing: ts song-texts of the Lyke-Wake Dirge (Whinney Moor) and Lily White Babes Carol (Padstow version); also song-text and score of The Mallard, as sung by Henry Mitchmore of Broadhampton, Devon 1971; song-text and score of The True Uncle John Cobbelyn; photocopied song-text and score of Tavvystock Goozey Vair by C. John Trythall; also newscuttings on carol-singing and folk-singing 1972 (1970s)

3. Blue folder labelled 'Mumming Plays', containing: b/w photographs of Mummers' plays in action (1960s); research notes on mummers' plays and where performed and when, including extracts from periodicals; correspondence regarding the mummers' plays at Bow and Sidmouth and elsewhere 1950s; ts ms of essay on the mummers' play at Bow; offprint of 'The mummers' play in Devon and Newfoundland', from Folk-Lore, vol. 58, Mar 1952 (1950s-1960s)

4. Green folder labelled 'Mummers' Plays', containing: texts or fragments of texts of various mummers' plays including Cheriton Fitzpaine, Sidmouth, Silverton, Dartington, Bovey Tracey, Tiverton, Ashburton, Exeter, Bow; also notes on mumming in Devon (1950s-1980s)

5. 'Seven-in-one file' (no title) containing typed ms. and notes in various divisions on hobby horse, animal guising, west country horses, dragons and the Kelpy
Printed material
Access StatusOpen
Creator_NameBrown; Theodora (1914-1993); folklorist; known as Theo
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