Ordish Papers : Notes & Section D



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 D

Folder: "Notes by Ordish"

Contents:

Many of the papers in this folder are loose single sheets and it is therefore difficult to be sure whether or not some of them go together. Where it seems obvious that several sheets form a continuous piece, I have gathered them together with a paper-clip, and have noted it on the list below.

1.

2pp. of notes, headed "Folk Drama ii".

2.

22pp. handwritten draft of article (for FLJ?) headed "English Folk Drama iii". I have clipped these together.

3.

5pp. handwritten on the back of Topographical Society notepaper, commencing "I am inclined to look upon the evolution..." and ending with "...conscious observand". I have clipped these together.

4.

4pp. typed: "Report on Mumming Plays & Other Vestiges of Folk Drama" by T. Fairman Ordish, Jan. 18, 1911: apparently addressed to the FLS.

5.

8 sheets of brown paper (11 sides used): not a continuous piece but notes written in different pens and pencil. One sheet headed "Folk Drama". I have clipped these together.

6.

Rough draft (single sheet) for announcement of Ordish's book: "In Preparation: English Folk-Drama and Folk Plays by T. Fairman Ordish, F.S.A. ...".

7.

7 sheets (6 small, lined; one medium, unlined) headed: "English Folk-Drama"; rough notes only; held together with pin.

8.

Single small sheet: pencilled on one side: "English Folk Drama a study of dramatic evolution and survivals" and on other side a pencilled sketch of man with hat and beard.

9.

6 sheets, small, lined, pencilled: commencing "Folk-drama Harlequin, last No. of Folklore...".

  • Sheets 1 and 2 pinned together.
  • 3 and 4 pinned together.
  • 5 and 6 loose.

I have clipped these together.

10.

11 sheets, small, unlined, pencilled: commencing "The action used in these old plays..." (some on back of 'Trade Marks Board', paper cut into pieces). Rough notes only: I have clipped these together.

11.

Single sheet, small, unlined, pencilled: Commencing "Folk-Drama Aptitude of the People...": short note on 'popular' drama.

12.

Single sheet, medium, unlined, pencilled: commencing "Perhaps there was after all more nature than policy...": note on a sor tion of pagan cults by Rome.

13.

Single sheet, medium, unlined, handwritten in ink: commencing: "1. The Church is always represented...": written on back of part of letter signed, "The Editor of the Antiquary": See also No.14.

14.

Single sheet, medium, unlined, pencilled: commencing: "Folk-dramas preserved by tradition...": On back of letter on paper headed "The Antiquary", apparently first part of letter above (No. 13).

15.

2 sheets, medium, unlined, pencilled: commencing: "The Folk-lore interest of the Christmas season...": first sheet on back of "The Antiquary" notepaper: Contrasting May-games and Christmas festivities. I have clipped these together.

16.

Single sheet, small, brown paper, handwritten in ink: list of place-names commencing with "Petersfield".

17.

Single sheet, small, brown paper, handwritten in ink: commencing: But "drama" signifies "action".

18.

Single sheet, medium, lined, handwritten in ink: commencing "When coming to the examples...": note on dramatic instinct having always been present: perhaps follows on to No.19.

19.

Single sheet, medium, lined, handwritten in ink: commencing "This may be done quietly...": possibly following on from No.18.

20.

Single sheet, medium, line, short pencilled note commencing: "Folk-Drama see Halliwell Phillips Outlines...".

21.

Single sheet, medium, unlined, pencilled note commencing: "Puritan patallels for dramatic history...".

22.

Single sheet, medium, lined, short pencilled note commencing "The Hobby Horse takes place...".

23.

Single sheet, medium, unlined, handwritten in ink: starts in mid-sentence with "preserved". The Exempla...": apparently footnotes to 'article' of some sort.

24.

Single sheet, medium, unlined, pencilled: commencing "I have sometimes wondered what the dramatic historians made of the Mumming plays...".

25.

Single sheet, medium, unlined, handwritten in ink: commencing "for the purpose of superseding...". Whole piece crossed through with three vertical lines.

26.

2 sheets, medium, unlined, pencilled notes commencing "1. Gesture and Pantomine precede speech...". I have clipped these together.

27.

Single sheet, medium, unlined, pencilled (both sides): commencing "Saxon gilds religious ceremonies...".

28.

Single sheet, medium, unlined, pencilled: commencing "I purposefully refrain from the consideration...".

29.

Single sheet, medium, unlined, pencilled: commencing "Voltaire in his Essais sur les moeurs...".

30.

Single sheet, medium, unlined, pencilled: commencing "What does Strutt mean by 'Secular Players'...".

31.

2 sheets f/cap (joined), lined, handwritten in ink: Headed: "Private & Confidential, English Folk Drama...". Comprises 10 numbered sections, apparently skelton lay-out for proposed book.

32.

2 sheets (joined) medium, lined, handwritten in ink: commencing "I Three or more variants of plays...": comprising 8 numbered sections, another skeleton lay-out for book or article.

33.

Single sheet, f/cap, blue patent office embossed paper, handwritten in ink (both sides); commencing "In the last notes on English Folk Drama...".

34.

2 sheets, medium, unlined, handwritten in ink on back of letter from Ordish as Secretary of the Topographical Society; commencing "Living trasition/ Picturesque...". I have clipped these together.

35.

Single sheet, medium, unlined, pencilled (both sides): commencing "My (?) way of summing up...".

36.

5 sheets clipped together, medium, unlined, handwritten in ink; commencing "England was one of the first countries...".

37.

Double f/cap sheet acting as cover for other papers; entitled "Folk Drama: thoughts, ideas, jottings": contains -

(a) 7 sheets, medium, unlined, handwritten in ink: commencing "I. Who was Father Christmas?..." I Have clipped these together.

(b) Double f/cap sheet, front has short list commencing: "Horn Dance, Robin Hood Play...".

(c) 5 f/cap sheets (6 sides used), lined, handwritten in ink: commencing: "Preface. For years I have been engaged..." pencilled at the foot of the piece is "Deutsche Volksschauspiele Steiermark (?) gesammelt von Dr. Anton Schlunar (?)". Presumably this piece is a translation of the preface of this book.


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