Ordish Papers : Durham



DURHAM

1.

Sword Dances. Two handwritten foolscap sheets from Miss Burnes collection and copied from Sharp's Bishoprick Garland quoted in Local Historians Table Book (Newcastle/Tyne) I 209 (1842).

2.

The Sword Dance - Eleven handwritten half sheets giving verses sung as communicated to Wm. Kelly in 1854 by Mr. Clapham, Editor of the Gateshead Observer.

3.

Sword Dance - Eight handwritten half sheets giving details of dancers employment, dress, context of songs and dances also character names.

4.

Sword Dance - Short extract of dance from E.D.D., Vol.153.

5.

Sword Dance - Detailed letters from Alice Edleston giving plenty of facts and also music.

6.

Plough Monday - Handwritten extract of this custom from the History of Hartlepool - Soames New Curios Lit.

7 & 9.

Folk Play - Printed Text of Play performed by the "Sword Dancers" at Haughton-le-Skerne, Darlington printed by W. Jones, Y Ddraig Goch Press, Aberystwyth (two copies only).

10.

Sword Dancer - Photograph of decorated hat.

11.

Sword Dancer - Photograph of jacket.


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