RepositorySpecial Collections Archives (GB 0029)
Ref NoEUL MS 105/37
Extent7 files
TitleMiscellaneous Papers
DescriptionFolders of miscellaneous papers (formerly loose) containing:

1. Pink folder labelled 'Bibliography' containing bibliography lists of folklore literature, including lists from university departments. Includes 'Bibliography of anthropology and folklore', 1906, compiled by Northcote W. Thomas

2. Manila folder labelled 'The Ship of Fools' by Sebastian Brant 1509 (held at the Bodleian Library), translated by Alexander Barclay, containing mainly photocopies of text of book and wood-cutting illustrations, but also including some transcriptions and translations

3. Manila folder labelled 'Occupational', containing material on occupations and trade-related customs, including newspaper cuttings, research notes and correspondence (1950s-1970s)

4. Manila folder labelled 'The Triple Gateway', containing research notes and cuttings on the significance of cross-roads in folklore and 'three ways wents'. Includes draft ts of essays by TB titled 'The Triple Gateway' (1960s)

5. Blue folder labelled 'Tenures & Legalities: Squatter's Houses', containing materials on land tenure and courts leet and baron. Includes correspondence and newspaper cuttings, together with photocopied article and postcards relating to the Horn of Ulph (1970s)

6. Orange folder labelled 'Buildings & Foundation Rites & Protection', containing research notes and newspaper cuttings on foundation sacrifices, building customs, and artefacts found in walls and foundations (1950s-1970s)

7. Blue folder labelled 'Labyrinths & Sacred Geometry', containing a file of notes and photocopies on solar observatories, astro-astrology, geomancy and orientation; also loose research notes and correspondence on mazes, labyrinth rituals, with a copy of a 'Master theme paper' on 'Orientation as a liturgical principle', by M.J. Moreton of the University of Exeter, read at the VIIIth International Conference on Patristic Studies, Oxford Sep 1979
Printed material
Access StatusOpen
Creator_NameBrown; Theodora (1914-1993); folklorist; known as Theo
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