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Reference: D/X 1338

Catalogue Title: Miscellaneous documents

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Miscellaneous documents
Correspondence (Ref: D/X 1338/1/1-3)
Robert Milton Dole (Ref: D/X 1338/2/1)
James Farrer of Ingleborough Hall, Lancaster, Lancashire (Ref: D/X 1338/3/1-3-1338 6/1)
John George Henderson (Ref: D/X 1338/7/1-9/87)
William Patterson (Ref: D/X 1338/10/1-11/6)
George Bourchier Richardson (Ref: D/X 1338/12/1-13/1)
H.N. Scarth (Ref: D/X 1338/14/1-15/2)
Notebooks and notes collected by M.A. Denham for use in his publications (Ref: D/X 1338/16-38)
Tracts (Ref: D/X 1338/39-126)
Photographs and drawings (Ref: D/X 1338/127-142)
Newspaper cuttings (Ref: D/X 1338/143-152)
William Bainbridge (Ref: D/X 1338/153-158)
Frederick Douglass (Ref: D/X 1338/159-176)
W. Garrett, d. 1857 (Ref: D/X 1338/177-178)
D.H.H. (Ref: D/X 1338/179-187)
George Henderson (Ref: D/X 1338/188-196)
Robert Roxby (Ref: D/X 1338/197)
Harry M. Scarth (Ref: D/X 1338/198)
William Robson Scott, M.D. (Ref: D/X 1338/199-200)
J.R. Smith (Ref: D/X 1338/201-208)
W.M. Wylie (Ref: D/X 1338/209)
Chambers Miscellany (Ref: D/X 1338/210-216)
Nelsons British Library of Tracts (Ref: D/X 1338/217-218)
Miscellaneous (Ref: D/X 1338/219-234)

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Teesdale Record Society

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Correspondence (Ref: D/X 1338/1/1-3)

Letters to Michael Aislabie Denham (1801-1859) of Piercebridge, from naturalists, archaeologists, and historians in the north of England, concerning Denham's publications.

John Collingwood Bruce
John Collingwood Bruce was born in Albion Place, now Leazes Park Road, Newcastle upon Tyne in 1805. He taught at his father's academy in Percy Street Academy and was proprietor of the academy between 1834 and 1863. He was an antiquarian, and produced several publications including Handbook to the Roman Wall in 1863. He died in 1892 and is buried in St. Nicholas' Cathedral, Newcastle.


Letter from John Collingwood Bruce, Newcastle upon Tyne, to M.A. Denham, expressing his interest in the Black Dike, adding nothing to what he has already published in his book on the Wall, and noting that two Grim dykes exist, one south of Salisbury [Wiltshire] and the other at Berkhamstead, [Hampshire], 1 October 1851 Includes: notes on the reverse by Denham, concerning the dyke near Egglestone, n.d. [1851]
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Letter from John Collingwood Bruce, Newcastle upon Tyne, to M.A. Denham, discussing terms of membership, and fees, of an unidentified society, [possibly the Surtees Society], and mentioning his visit to Piercebridge and, the Slogans' tract in the Literary Gazette, 9 February 1852
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Copy of a letter from M.A. Denham to J.C. Bruce, mentioning a collection of material on smoking and smoking pipes, and asking for the loan of the wood engraving of the Piercebridge Fairy pipe, 23 September 1856 A note by Denham says that the engraving was his and he gave it to Bruce, who promised, but did not produce the drawing, May 1857
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Robert Milton Dole (Ref: D/X 1338/2/1)

Letter from Robert Milton Dole, Secretary of the Bowes Parochial Library, to M.A. Denham, saying he is secretary of the newly established Parochial Library, and expressing his hope that, as Denham's family is connected with Bowes, he will consider a donation in order to procure more books, 21 September 1884 Enclosed: list of subscribers, c.1884
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James Farrer of Ingleborough Hall, Lancaster, Lancashire (Ref: D/X 1338/3/1-3-1338 6/1)

Letter from James Farrer, Ingleborough Hall, Lancaster, to M.A. Denham, thanking the latter for his support at the recent election for South Durham, and expressing his hope that he has his continued support, 22 April [1857] Includes: summary of the poll, and analysis of votes recorded, 1857 (2 papers, 1 card) James Orchard Halliwell, later Halliwell-Phillips J.O. Halliwell (21 June 1820 - 3 January 1889) was an English Shakespearian scholar, who published, inter alia, A Life of Shakespeare, 1848; A calendar of the records at Stratford on Avon, 1864; and a History of New Place , 1864. He was interested in the Camden Society, the Percy Society, and the Shakespeare Society. He lived at Hollingbury Copse, Brighton, Sussex. His collection of rare and curious works were donated to Chetham Library, Manchester, The Town Library, Penzance, Cornwall, the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, U.S.A., and the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.


Letter from James Orchard Halliwell, Islip, Oxfordshire, to M.A. Denham enclosing 3 volumes worth 12s. at their present selling prices; remarking that his works on popular customs is to be printed in 2 volumes and that he will give away 25 copies to those who provide him with examples of customs used in the publication, n.d.
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Letter from James Halliwell, Islip, Oxfordshire, to M.A. Denham, commenting on Denham's tracts on proverbs, 7 August 1844
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Letter from J.O. Halliwell, Islip, Oxfordshire, to M.A. Denham, thanking Denham for his enclosure of words, which will be acknowledged in his next publication of which the first part will appear on 1 October; saying that he is reluctant to part with any of his proverbs, as there was a lot of research involved and that he intends to use them in a revised edition of 'Rays' publication; promising that he will send extracts from Howell's book of proverbs, which is very rare, and not in the Bodleia Library, Oxford, 2 September 1844
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Letter from J.O. Halliwell, Islip, Oxfordshire, to M.A. Denham, requesting an explanation of two proverbs sent to him by the latter, 6 September 1844
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Letter from J.O. Halliwell, Islip, Oxfordshire, to M.A. Denham, enclosing extracts from Howell's proverbs and thanking him for the explanation of the proverbs, 26 September 1844
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Letter from J.O. Halliwell, Islip, Oxfordshire, to M.A. Denham, thanking the latter for his collection of provincial words, and asking if he will pass on his thanks to the little girl who sent the nursery rhyme, 15 March 1845
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Letter from J.O. Halliwell, Islip, Oxfordshire, to M.A. Denham, saying he can see nothing in the proof that needs to be altered; that he has several works in preparation, and suggesting that 'Oliver' would be the person to ask for advice and corrections, 10 April 1845
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Letter from J.O. Halliwell, Islip, Oxfordshire, to M.A. Denham, thanking him for the Pembrokeshire provincialisms; saying that he voted for the proverbs at the last council meeting of the Percy Society and that they are ordered for the press, 25 June 1845
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Letter from J.O. Halliwell, Islip, Oxfordshire, to M.A. Denham, thanking him for the sayings; remarking that the Rowan connection with witchcraft is as a preservation against the powers of darkness; mentioning that he will be interested to see Denham's publications on proverbs printed, 16 August 1845
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Letter from J.O. Halliwell, Islip, Oxfordshire, to M.A. Denham, thanking him for the enclosed sayings; sending him weather proverbs; and asking him for the pace-eggers' song, 4 October 1845
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Letter from J.O. Halliwell, Islip, Oxfordshire, to M.A. Denham, thanking him for the pace-eggers' song and the nursery tale; remarking that he is interested in any vernacular traditional poetry but that, as he is so busy, he will only send further proverbs if Denham reciprocates, 12 October 1845
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Letter from J.O. Halliwell, 10 Fitzroy Street, London, to M.A. Denham, remarking that he is returning to Oxfordshire in 10 days and will send Denham some more proverbs; that he is busy with a 3-volume work on English history which is to be published in January, and that he is interested in buying the Roman coin at a reasonable price, 11 November 1845
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Letter from J.O. Halliwell, Islip, Oxfordshire, to M.A. Denham, informing the latter that the Roman medal has arrived safely; that he has discussed it with Mr. Wright and Mr. Roach Smith, and all are of the opinion that it is a pilgrim's sign worn on a hat and not valuable; that he is sending Denham some of his books; and that he is more interested in the penny chap books, and will buy any he can find, 19 December 1845
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Letter from J.O. Halliwell, Islip, Oxfordshire, to M.A. Denham, remarking that the Archaeological Society is flourishing, and that he will try to obtain a carol when he is next in Oxford, 12 March 1846
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Letter from J.O. Halliwell, Islip, Oxfordshire, to M.A. Denham, enclosing a weather saying from a very rare tract; thanking him for the last batch of words and customs and suggesting that Denham should subscribe to the Literary Gazette, 17 April 1846
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Letter from J.O. Halliwell, Islip, Oxfordshire, to M.A. Denham, thanking the latter for the chap book and remarking that he has discovered a little background relating to it, and that he is very busy at present with arrangements for a trip to London, 20 June 1846
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Letter from J.O. Halliwell, Avenue Lodge, Brixton Hill, Surrey, to M.A. Denham, asking him to direct all future correspondence to the new address; thanking him for the 'Hartlepool' and remarking that anything similar would be very welcome, 18 August 1846
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Letter from J.O. Halliwell, Brixton Hill, Surrey, to M.A. Denham, remarking that he has a copy of Denham's work, published by the Percy Society, and reports that it was well received, 23 September 1846 On reverse: printed notice of the publication of Monks, Nuns and the English Reformation by James O. Halliwell, n.d.
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Letter from J.O. Halliwell, Brixton Hill, Surrey, to M.A. Denham, asking for a copy of the ballad of Sir R. Bewick, and a copy of J. Binks' Lady's Garland; reiterating his interest in purchasing any chap books that Denham finds; and asking Denham to remind him about Christmas carols at the New Year, 29 October 1846
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Letter from J.O. Halliwell, Brixton Hill, Surrey, to M.A. Denham, enclosing Christmas carols, and informing the latter that he is interested in penny histories and garlands, not broadsides, 27 November 1846
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Letter from J.O. Halliwell, Brixton Hill, Surrey, to M.A. Denham, expressing his regret that Christmas carols were not suitable; reiterating his lack of interest in broadsides; and commissioning the latter to purchase Chap books on his behalf from Mr. Garbutt of Mosley Street, Newcastle, 30 November 1846
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Letter from J.O. Halliwell, Brixton Hill, Surrey, to M.A. Denham, expressing his belief that the price asked for the chap book is too high, and enquiring about the 'Struthers Collection', 12 December 1846
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Letter from J.O. Halliwell, Brixton Hill, Surrey, to M.A. Denham, thanking Denham for the enclosures and returning the Ghost Tales, 23 January 1847
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Letter from J.O. Halliwell, Brixton Hill, Surrey, to M.A. Denham, enclosing a genuine old copy of a Christmas carol from a collection of ballads before 1780, 22 February 1847
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Letter from J.O. Halliwell, Brixton Hill, Surrey, to M.A. Denham, thanking Denham for the volumes; announcing his intention of writing to Mr. Ferraby; and stating that Denham's preface is very good and does not need alteration, 17 June 1847
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Letter from J.O. Halliwell, Brixton Hill, Surrey, to M.A. Denham, stating that he already has 3 copies of The Northern Lord and that he does not require another copy; and thanking Denham for his promise of looking for particulars relating to Shakespeare, 23 May 1848
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Letter from J.O. Halliwell, Brixton Hill, Surrey, to M.A. Denham, saying he has seen one of Denham's proverbs in the Literary Gazette and asking Denham where he obtained the proverb, as he suspects that it is modern, 6 November 1848
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Letter from J.O. Halliwell, Brixton Hill, Surrey, to M.A. Denham, thanking Denham for a copy of a privately printed tract; commenting on the latter's interesting papers on notes and queries, and on his retirement from the Percy Society, 7 January 1851
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Letter from J.O. Halliwell, Brixton Hill, Surrey, to M.A. Denham, thanking Denham for the enclosures; remarking that Evans may be cheap but that it is most likely to be sold, as it is a good book full of ballads, n.d. On reverse: note on a John Halywell, appointed, in 1573, keeper of St. Cuthbert's Shrine in the priory chapel, Durham, n.d. (1 paper) James Hardy Naturalist of Berwickshire, secretary to the Berwickshire Naturalists Club


Letter from James Hardy, Penmanshiel, Cockburnspath, Berwickshire, Scotland, to M.A. Denham, informing Denham that he is a naturalist, with tracts published in Richardson's Table Book; that he has collected material intended for use in a glossary of local names of plants, annuals, rhymes and sayings; asking if Denham would be prepared to supply him with information, subject to proper acknowledgements; and mentioning the origins of 'The Folk O' the Shiels', n.d.
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Letter from James Hardy, Penmanshiel, Cockburnspath, Berwickshire, Scotland, accepting Denham's proposals, and agreeing to pass on anything that Denham might use; mentioning a private publication containing rhymes, sayings and proverbs, a copy of which is in the Natural History Library, Newcastle; stating that a series entitled Etymology of Names of Places is to be published, and discussing the origins of sayings sent to him by Denham, 12 June 1852
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Letter from James Hardy, Penmanshiel, Cockburnspath, Berwickshire, Scotland, to M.A. Denham, listing names for fruits and insects, and giving alternatives, 24 June 1852
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Letter from James Hardy, Penmanshiel, Cockburnspath, Berwickshire, Scotland, to M.A. Denham, giving Denham more anecdotes, and a list of published Berwickshire sayings; discussing plant names, and rhymes from Harrington and Berrington in Berwickshire; and discussing geese flying in the form of letters of the alphabet, 23 June 1852
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Letter from James Hardy, Penmanshiel, Cockburnspath, Berwickshire, Scotland, to M.A. Denham, giving the latter an assortment of Berwick local sayings, and rain and rainbow sayings; recommending Superstitions of Scotland ; and discussing types of grass, meanings of plant names and their use in old sayings, 9 July 1852
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Letter from James Hardy, Penmanshiel, Cockburnspath, Berwickshire, Scotland, to M.A. Denham, discussing sayings and proverbs relating to plants; suggesting a meaning for the word Ais-le-by; asking if Denham's Isle of Man correspondence could procure him some Mankish names; mentioning an article 'Superstitions of Westmorland and the North Counties' by M. Pearson in Grant's London Saturday Journal, 1841; 23 July 1852
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Letter from James Hardy, Penmanshiel, Cockburnspath, Berwickshire, Scotland, to M.A. Denham, enclosing notes on Rutherford and Fenrother taken from Halliwell's book, and asking about the seal on Denham's previous letter, n.d.
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Letter from James Hardy, Penmanshiel, Cockburnspath, Berwickshire, Scotland, promising to send Denham copies of 'Bes Proceedings'; discussing tumuli, and the Roman army; expressing doubts that the cairns are connected with the Romans; referring to a cousin who farms at Spindleston, near Belford, Northumberland; discussing Halliwell's dictionary, common bird names and their meaning; mentioning hill farmers called Denham and Veteriponte; remarking that the aspen may be the wood used in the true cross; informing Denham that he is collecting stories on wild cats, and that he has verified accounts relating to wolves; giving Denham permission to use anything he sends him and mentioning corrections he has made to one of Denham's tracts, 5 August 1852
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Letter from James Hardy, Penmanshiel, Cockburnspath, Berwickshire, Scotland, to M.A. Denham, remarking that he is busy with a catalogue of Scottish insects; giving information on Durham mustard, taken from Bryants' Flora Diaeletica , 1783, and on Aislebie; asking if Denham knows anyone who knows local names of fish; mentioning Chillingham cattle, golden eagles, personal names in place names, and local saying, 27 August 1852
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Letter from James Hardy, Penmanshiel, Cockburnspath, Berwickshire, Scotland, to M.A. Denham, referring to the fact that he is working on a catalogue of insects, that he is dependent on his pen for income, and is obliged to study economy as his present subject entails expenditure; that he is studying an old Latin lexicon that contains names of plants and animals; that he has written to various naturalists around the country, asking for help in his next project but has received mixed reactions; and discussing references to animal sacrifices, 11 October 1852
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Letter from James Hardy, Penmanshiel, Cockburnspath, Berwickshire, Scotland, to M.A. Denham, referring to his article on leaf-mining insects, to Culpeper's astrological works and Hill's herbal; to Denham's cat story, to the Roman wall in Bavaria, and to various slogans that he hopes Denham may find useful, 30 October 1852
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Letter from James Hardy, Penmanshiel, Cockburnspath, Berwickshire, Scotland, to M.A. Denham, thanking Denham for the folklore tract and newspaper cuttings; enquiring about shellfish and local names for them; articles on remarkable trees, ancient burial rites, wild cattle, the Roman wall in Bavaria, and a correspondent in Cornwall who has supplied him with 80 names of beasts, fish and fowl, 26 November 1852
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Letter from James Hardy, Penmanshiel, Cockburnspath, Berwickshire, Scotland, to M.A. Denham, referring to an article he has been writing for a publication in Edinburgh; Denham's tract on fairies, witches and goblins; a list of the names of birds and animals in Yorkshire; glossaries in Marshall's agricultural surveys and his intention of writing papers on British plants, 13 December 1852
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Letter from James Hardy, Penmanshiel, Cockburnspath, Berwickshire, Scotland, to M.A. Denham, referring to the fact that he has received a list of Cornish names from a friend, who is a pure naturalist, and is busy translating Pliny; listing names of plants and local names; and quoting local sayings, their meaning, and their source, 4 January 1853
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Letter from James Hardy, Penmanshiel, Cockburnspath, Berwickshire, Scotland, to M.A. Denham, enquiring about the identity of Hilton Longstaffe and the location of Willington Colliery; discussing the dogwood plant and its uses, and rowan and sloe berries; stating that he is to receive a manuscript from John Lambert of Willington, and is in correspondence with a Berkshire yeoman with a collection of 30 thousand books and pamphlets; mentioning local sayings, and enclosing a copy of local legends, notes on families, and extracts from the Gentleman's Magazine, 11 February 1853
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Letter from James Hardy, Penmanshiel, Cockburnspath, Berwickshire, Scotland, to M.A. Denham, remarking that he has not heard of the Bowes tragedy; that he has obtained a copy of a naturalist book by a Swedish author; that he had not heard of W.H. Longstaffe before Denham's mention of him; that the gentleman with 30,000 books buys only second-hand; giving Denham information on Marshall Wade from the Gentleman's Magazine , on Shona, an island in the Orkneys, and on the Battle of Neville's Cross, 1346, 4 March 1853
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Letter from James Hardy, Penmanshiel, Cockburnspath, Berwickshire, Scotland, to M.A. Denham, mentioning explanatory notes found in MSS of sayings which he has sent, but has not had time to copy; remarking that he has been recommended a book containing the lore of Lanarkshire by Roby; discussing different writing styles of prose and poetry, and the different use of some material; describing how he then read Denham's Percy tract with much interest and enclosing sayings given to him by C.W. Peach of Peterhead; describing a publication on beetles of which he is co-author with Mr. Theobald which has been published, and explaining that his next is on plants or large animals, 21 March 1853
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Letter from James Hardy, Penmanshiel, Cockburnspath, Berwickshire, Scotland, to M.A. Denham, thanking the latter for the list of weather proverbs; remarking that he has not come across references to hangings and murders in local songs, and that dying speeches are out of vogue; thanking him for the map of the Bowes district; mentioning that he has heard of Mr. Mallot, and giving details of an extract from Wilkes' North Britain no. 34 which refers to him; describing how he has met 'Tim Bobbin', and discussing some of his works, including The Cuckoo and The Owl , quoting some of his Yorkshire sayings; mentioning members of the Tyneside (naturalists) Club, including Mr. Ingham, who mentions the legend of the dragons; expressing his willingness to send copies of the Berwick Society Proceedings , and a circular on Dr. Johnston's new book on the Borders; discussing paste eggs, and Fountains Abbey which passed into the Aislabie family by marriage with the heiress, 8 April 1853
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Letter from James Hardy, Penmanshiel, Berwickshire, Scotland, to M.A. Denham, thanking Denham for his enclosures and posy of violets, and for the book of names, which he thinks is plagiarised from another book; discussing books on flowers, and meanings of plant names; remarking that he has Denham's coat of arms, which he will bind up with the tracts, and asking for the proverbs tracts, 13 May 1853
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Letter from James Hardy, Penmanshiel, Cockburnspath, Berwickshire, Scotland, to M.A. Denham, thanking the latter for his letter, and the proverbs; expressing his intention of sending him copies of the Berwickshire Club and proceedings; mentioning new publications on flowers; discussing Dr. Johnston and his character; referring to a proposed visit to the Cheviots in Northumberland; asking if he knows who 'S' is who contributes to the Durham Advertiser, 26 May 1853
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Letter from James Hardy, Penmanshiel, Cockburnspath, Berwickshire, Scotland, to M.A. Denham, thanking Denham for the letter and enclosures, especially the Mona tract, which he may quote with Denham's permission; describing the sign representing the Isle of Man, and the fact that two of his scientific papers have been reprinted in a London Natural History periodical; discussing the desecration of tombstones, and the various religions that antiquarians belong to; mentioning a graveyard that has been ploughed up; saying that he only collects newspaper articles on the subjects he is interested in; discussing the larvae and beetle samples that Denham enclosed; mentioning the connection of the willow tree and Jesus; enclosing a table of badges taken from the Vestiarium Sisticum of John Sobleski Stuart and Charles Edward Stuart, 18 June 1853
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Letter from James Hardy, Penmanshiel, Cockburnspath, Berwickshire, Scotland, to M.A. Denham, remarking that he has not come across the 'Catholic Florist'; discusses names of flowers and shrubs, connections with Christ and his life; quoting Italian and Spanish sayings; mentioning Dr. Daniels' appointment to a Canadian professorship on English literature and history; discussing snails, their description and habitat, 6 July 1853
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Letter from James Hardy, Penmanshiel, Cockburnspath, Berwickshire, Scotland, to M.A. Denham, discussing saints names plants, and the 'import of absurdities' from continental countries as part of our popular lore; discussing Denham's tract on the crucifixion, a specimen of lepidoptera Demas Coryli , or nut-tree tussock; remarking that Dr. Daniel Wilson is going to Canada; discussing plant names for stonecrop and other plants, including lichen; discussing the surname Hardi, 3 August 1853
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Letter from James Hardy, Penmanshiel, Cockburnspath, Berwickshire, Scotland, to M.A. Denham, remarking that he is not aware of a connection between hyssop and the crucifixion; that he is not interested in the controversy between Protestants and Catholics and therefore has no books on the subject; discussing the use of chestnut wood in churches; commenting on the Tyneside gentry; mentioning Mr. Embleton, a much respected surgeon, who has a large collection of old herbals, 3 September 1853
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Letter from James Hardy, Penmanshiel, Cockburnspath, Berwickshire, Scotland, to M.A. Denham, discussing the elder, and the derivation of the name Robin; describing the pimpernel flower and spleenworts; discussing books he has acquired or would like, that would help him with his etymological work, 17 September 1853
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Letter from James Hardy, Penmanshiel, Cockburnspath, Berwickshire, Scotland, to M.A. Denham, discussing various flowers; remarking that he has written to the local paper about the swarms of flies and asking Denham to supply him with any articles that appear in newspapers; describing how Mr. Tate of Alnwick, Northumberland, a medical student, who has stayed for a 3 day visit, holds a gold medal for his collection of plants found near Edinburgh, Scotland; enclosing local sayings which Denham may find useful, 10 October 1853
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Letter from James Hardy, Penmanshiel, Cockburnspath, Berwickshire, Scotland, to M.A. Denham, discussing the meaning of local words and description of plants; remarking that he has nothing on elf arrows, but has written a paper on curious stone balls found in the area; thanking him for the anecdotes about toads, 8 November 1853
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Letter from James Hardy, Penmanshiel, Cockburnspath, Berwickshire, Scotland, to M.A. Denham, discussing the Pardoner's Tale , specifically lines 14066-67, 14395; saying he would like a copy of Cumberland Tracts III .; that he has made up a book of everything Denham has sent; sending him a copy of his article on insects; discussing the origin of the word Stanwick; discussing sayings in Cornish; mentioning Mr. Tate, an antiquarian, well acquainted with the records of Alnwick; remarking that he is thinking of accepting literary work on Bristol botany which will occupy him for the coming year, 1 December 1853
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Letter from James Hardy, Penmanshiel, Cockburnspath, Berwickshire, Scotland, to M.A. Denham, concerning the Cumberland Tract and the mussel which is too big to be a cabinet specimen; and referring to Chaucer's Pardoner's Tale , and the founding of the abbey of Hailes in Gloucester, 27 January 1854
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Letter from James Hardy, Penmanshiel, Cockburnspath, Berwickshire, Scotland, to M.A. Denham, thanking Denham for a copy of the Christmas and New Year Tract; sending him examples of sayings from Wyntown's Rhyming Chronicles of Scotland , including the war cry of Montagu at the siege of Dunbar, and a prophecy concerning the death of 'Hotspur', 16 February 1854
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Letter from James Hardy, Penmanshiel, Cockburnspath, Berwickshire, Scotland, to M.A. Denham, remarking that he has a complete set of weather tracts; discussing rhymes and sayings relating to 'flora', the location of Peasebridge, and extracts from Dr. Smollet's book, the History of Ferdinand County Fathom [printed 1753]; asking if Denham would like M.I. from headstones in Gosforth, North and South Shields and Jarrow, as he copied some unusual ones on his last visit; asking if he has any names for cruice flies or shepherd spider; reporting that his hands are much better and that he has problems buying ink that does not go brown, 18 March 1854
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Letter from James Hardy, Penmanshiel, Cockburnspath, Berwickshire, Scotland, to M.A. Denham, quoting extracts from Wyntown concerning the death of Douglas at the Battle of Otterburn; thanking Denham for the mussel, margaritifera, and saying that he has some stone balls, found near an old British settlement which he will send; that he has come across a reference to the gift of a spear, nails and part of the cross sent by Charles III of France to King Athelstan, and will copy it out when his hands and arm are better; that he has received the latest publications from Tyneside and Berwick Clubs, and will forward them; remarking that the Tyneside publication contains his article describing his visit to Hedgehope, Northumberland, 5 May 1854
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Letter from James Hardy, Penmanshiel, Cockburnspath, Berwickshire, Scotland, to M.A. Denham, thanking Denham for the latest Cumberland Tract , which completes the set; giving exact quotations from Wyntown's account of the death of Douglas at Otterburn; asking for the autograph of Thomas Wright; discussing the feeding habits of cuckoos and linnets; mentioning the weather, and the state of his bees; thanking Denham for the cowslip seed which is rare in Scotland; asking if Denham can obtain seeds of the oxlip and saying that he would like all the violet seeds he can obtain, 12 June 1854
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Letter from James Hardy, Penmanshiel, Cockburnspath, Berwickshire, Scotland, to M.A. Denham, remarking that he has many notes to copy and send to Denham; that he intends to send the introduction of Johnston's history of English borders and the stone balls to Denham's Newcastle address; that all the newspaper cuttings he has received are indexed and ready for use, and add considerably to his natural history scrapbook; thanking Denham for the proofs of the Fenwick sayings and mentioning comments and alterations he has made; remarking that he would be happy to receive copies of cuckoo and redbreast rhymes; mentioning waterfowl such as the Thacreuse which R.C.s are allowed to eat [on Friday]; commenting on weather and growth of plants; sending Denham a copy of the seal of the Mayors of Berwick; discussing the use of the word burgesses, as it is not recognised in Berwick, 6 July 1854
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Letter from James Hardy, Penmanshiel, Cockburnspath, Berwickshire, Scotland, to M.A. Denham, mentioning that he has sent the parcel and hopes that it arrives safely; thanking Denham for the cuckoo cries; discussing the whin chat and white throat; asking for some wild marjoram seeds; remarking that he is thinking of making up a British Herbal and asking for any curios on the Tees; commenting that a supplement to Baines Flora of Yorkshire is being written by John G. Baker, and the two together are being sold at 8s. 6d. which he feels to be too expensive; describing how the harvest is nearly in with half a week's cutting to do, and how the turnips have suffered from the drought, 25 September 1854
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Letter from James Hardy, Penmanshiel, Cockburnspath, Berwickshire, Scotland, to M.A. Denham, remarking that a pike is called a jack until 24 inches in length; that the 'big purples' of Shakespeare may be Lythrum Saliciana, and that bloody fingers is another name for the foxglove; discussing a copy of Lytes Herbal which is a translation of a book by the Dutch herbalist Dodonaeus; that there is a letter in the Berwick paper by Mr. Henderson on the miserable way in which a country surgeon is paid for his services; commenting on the fact that he has sold several bolls of potatoes, the crop being excellent, 8 November 1854
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Letter from James Hardy, Penmanshiel, Cockburnspath, Berwickshire, Scotland, to M.A. Denham, remarking that the seeds arrived safely; that he has seen Turner's Names of Herbs , 1548, which is the only old herbal in Edinburgh Library; that he will send him a copy of the legend of the wood of the cross taken from Mevembergs Chapter on the Crown; referring to an example from the chronicles of Godfred of Viterbo relating to Seth, also known as Orontes, son of Noah, the building of the Temple of Jerusalem, and the wood of the true cross; mentioning the Red Horse Vale at Tysoe, Warwickshire, connected with the Battle of Towton, Warwickshire, 25 December 1854
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Letter from James Hardy, to M.A. Denham, discussing the names of plants, the battle of Towton Field, a horse cut into the hillside at Tysoe, Warwickshire, pieces of the true cross, shrine to the Virgin Mary in Cologne Cathedral, Germany, and Judas Iscariot, 9 February 1855
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Letter from James Hardy, to M.A. Denham, informing the latter that he has marked amendments to his tracts; thanking him for the cuttings; discussing names of flowers; mentioning Edward Makins of Auckencross and his sister, 28 February 1855
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Letter from James Hardy, to M.A. Denham, saying that he has been busy reading books on agriculture and encyclopaedias; mentioning the Yorkshire 'Gabble ratches', and asking if they are connected to the 'seven whistlers' and if they prophecy evil; mentioning an old poem called the Shepherd's Calendar , concerning a heavy snowstorm of 1739, and the death of Sir John Heron, 2 May 1855
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Letter from James Hardy, to M.A. Denham, informing the latter that he is contributing entomological articles to an agricultural newspaper, The Irish Economist , and that he hopes to have them illustrated with woodcuts, 27 June 1855
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Letter from James Hardy, to M.A. Denham, expressing his concern that he has not heard from Denham for some time, and hoping that he is in better health; saying that he has been walking, to gain strength for the winter; quoting from Pinkerton's History of Scotland , and sending a list of books he has been reading; reporting on the deaths of Dr. Johnston of Berwick, aged 58, and Mr. Lourley, bookseller; discussing his plants, 7 August 1855
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Letter from James Hardy, to M.A. Denham, expressing his pleasure that Denham has recovered; discussing plants and their scientific names; informing Denham that he has received a publication by Dr. Johnston published in memoriam by his son-in-law, Dr. Maclagan, and that he has managed to obtain a copy of Threlkeld which is full of Irish names, 23 October 1855
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Letter from James Hardy, Penmanshiel, Cockburnspath, Berwickshire, Scotland, to M.A. Denham, remarking that he is collecting references to plants and animals in Scottish poetry; mentioning Dr. P.W. Maclagan, son-in-law to Sir John Stone, and a subscription to erect a tablet in memory of Dr. Embleton; discussing the meaning of various words and their use in poetry; and enclosing Berwick Naturalist Club Proceedings, 3 January 1856
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Letter from James Hardy, to M.A. Denham, thanking Denham for the manuscript which he has read; asking for any cuttings referring to North Durham; expressing his desire to see the article on the Bede ring; mentioning the story of the 'Slaying of the last red deer at Tweedside'; discussing plants and trees in his area, and mentioning that he is busy at present with a copy of Holinshead, 26 February 1856
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Letter from James Hardy to M.A. Denham, discussing an article on the stone of Scone, the Charters of David I, determining boundaries between Coldingham [Berwickshire, Scotland] and Bunde, and monks' privileges; mentioning coins found in a garden in Forfarshire which was part of King Malcolm's palace, his zoology collection, and a dolphin washed up on the Northumberland coast; enclosing an article on old cambus, a round-headed porpoise; asking for dried specimens of viola huta, 2 April 1856
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Letter from James Hardy to M.A. Denham, discussing the King David I charter; stating that it is the foundation charter of Melrose Abbey [Roxburghshire, Scotland] and asking for a copy for a friend; mentioning the violet that Denham sent, and saying that he has a list of all the rare plants of Teesdale, 26 April 1856
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Letter from James Hardy to M.A. Denham, enclosing a list of plants in Denham's area and asking for specimens; mentioning a coin found at a farm, near Bladeburn, Berwickshire, Scotland, dating from the time of Edward I; discussing moluscs on wrecks of shipping of the north-east coast, 6 May 1856
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Letter from James Hardy to M.A. Denham, discussing the recent coin finds and asking for impressions of any with a British interest, and mentioning the Melrose Charter, 15 May 1856
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Letter from James Hardy to M.A. Denham, says that the abbreviation, Tre, probably did refer to Treves in connection with coins; enclosing three coins of Edward III and remarking that he has an Aquitanian coin of Alex III if Denham would like an impression, 11 June 1856
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Letter from James Hardy to M.A. Denham, discussing inscriptions on coins, 19 June 1856
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Letter from James Hardy to M.A. Denham, thanking Denham for the plant specimens and asking after his health; listing names of botanists and naturalists in the Durham area and expressing his desire to collect biographical notes on them; discussing trimuris at Pierce Bridge and the nationality of Septimus Severis, inscriptions on coins, particularly one for Durham CIVITAS DUNELM of Edward I, and smoking through the ages; saying that he will send Denham a copy of the Berwickshire Naturalists' Proceedings , and that he has had a visit from Gray the book collector at Easter, who came with the Melrose Charter; mentioning the weather and his bees, 4 August 1856
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Letter from James Hardy to M.A. Denham, saying that he has been to the seaside for two weeks, has begun to take an interest in lichens, and has a collection of 200 species, which is increasing on a daily basis; remarking that his ill health prevents him from travelling very far; mentioning Mr. Rudd of Murton, brother of the late Rev. G.T. Rudd, and Mr. Hogg, both ornithologists, and that he is unable to cut any corn due to very wet weather, 26 September 1856
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Letter from James Hardy to M.A. Denham, informing the latter that he has received a letter from Thos. Gray of Earlston, concerning the facsimiles of the Melrose Charter; discussing the weather, the poor state of the crops and an invitation from Dr. Embleton, Secretary of the Berwickshire Naturalist Club which he intends to decline, 1 October 1856
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Letter from James Hardy to M.A. Denham, enclosing remittance of postage for the facsimile copies of the Charter which are destined for Abbotsford and Peebles museum, and a farmer's front parlour; remarking that he is preparing a paper on lichens and his collection of British lichens is now 460; that Dr. Henderson of Chirnside is very ill and that Mr. Embleton has recently been left a large fortune, 8 October 1856
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Letter from James Hardy to M.A. Denham, discussing county boundaries; Mr. Henderson's book, Peddle and Pedwell, a Fishery ; making an offer to Denham of 8 bushels of his brother's potatoes; remarking that he has read Dr. Bruce's book on the Roman Wall; that he has written about the Blackburn coins, for the Berwickshire Club Proceedings which is about to go to press, 8 November 1856
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Letter from James Hardy to M.A. Denham, thanking Denham for the impressions of Yorkshire coins, and plants; asking if he will make enquiries about lichens used as dyes; informing him that he is busy arranging over 100 specimens found during the summer, and that he has looked at the collection of coins sent by Denham; discussing inscriptions, Bruce's Roman Wall , the location of Harperton, rhymes and the poems of John Farrer, 18 November 1856
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Letter from James Hardy to M.A. Denham, asking if Denham's Piercebridge tracts have been printed, and expressing his desire for a copy; discussing the sale of potatoes; remarking that he has received a large package of rare specimens from Mr. Geldart, a member of the Society of Friends; discussing the finding of Coldingham Priory font on a farm, being used as a swine trough; the use of tobacco in Newcastle, 1646; and quoting a rhyme on fairies, 11 February 1857
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Letter from James Hardy to M.A. Denham, commenting on Denham's latest tract, and confessing his lack of skill in reading old writing and his desire to learn, 18 February 1857
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Letter from James Hardy to M.A. Denham, thanking Denham for his articles on discoveries at Piercebridge; remarking that he has had a visit from Tam of Earlston, alias Gingham Tam, on his quarterly tour of trade causeways, who has left money to purchase a copy of the Melrose Charter; asking the price of the plate as Gray may be able to find a buyer; saying that there is to be a 2nd volume of the Natural History of the Borders , and that he has been named to write the section on entomology; asking Denham to look at publications on the life of St. Cuthbert, 13 March 1857
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Letter from James Hardy to M.A. Denham, mentioning a poem, Laurent for Langlydale, in a Richardson's Table Book, but saying that he is unable to find a reference to a bloodhound and asking if Denham will point it out; remarking that border races occurred as early as 1751 at Kelso, Etal, Wooler and Beadnell; giving notes on Stainemore and 'Our Saviour's Shirt', 5 May 1857
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Letter from James Hardy to M.A. Denham, thanking him for the plant which was a Bistort, and the extracts from the churchwardens' accounts; mentioning a man in Coldingham [Berwickshire, Scotland] who is setting up as an antiquarian, and who has sent his collection of coins, to be deciphered; discussing the story of Jock and Tam; announcing that the church is to be renovated, 22 June 1857
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Letter from James Hardy to M.A. Denham, asking if Denham has seen a glossary by Thomas White; remarking that he would like any papers on the Black Dyke; discussing books on coins, the weather and crops, 6 July 1857
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Letter from James Hardy to M.A. Denham, discussing inscriptions on the coins; asking for a Roman mag inginius as a keepsake for a friend in Kelso, who says they are calling in William IV pennies because of the small gold content; mentioning a gold half-florin of Edward IV, found near the Tyne and sold to Sewell the goldsmith for 16 shillings, who resold it to Fenwick for 26 shillings, who sold it to the British Museum for £50; informing the latter that he has sold his wool at 37 shillings and sixpence a stone, 22 July 1857
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Letter from James Hardy to M.A. Denham, describing his visit to Coldingham, St. Abbs Head, Wooler, Chatton, Chillingham and Lilburn, 11 September 1857
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Letter from James Hardy to M.A. Denham, recounting how he has been staying at the coast, with his brother, reading, and transcribing Johnson's manuscript on the natural history of the Borders; mentioning a saying in connection with Lady Stanley of Haggerstone [Northumberland]; discussing weather, crops, money tied up in the 'Western', and stories in connection with Jesus, 24 November 1857
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Letter from James Hardy to M.A. Denham, discussing Denham's publication on British Dykes, 18 December 1857
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Letter from James Hardy to M.A. Denham, describing how he rises two hours earlier, but never seems to have enough time, and that he has received boxes of samples and volumes on marine curiosities from a new acquaintance; discussing coins and inscriptions, 8 February 1858
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Letter from James Hardy to M.A. Denham, mentioning Denham's work on fairies, and names of flowers with fairy connections; saying he will be away at Wooler and Spindlestone, Northumberland, for one month; discussing weather and crops; enclosing notes on the origin of the Northumberland 'Burr', 4 May 1858
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Letter from James Hardy, Penmanshiel [Berwickshire, Scotland], to M.A. Denham, referring to the inscription on the coin; discussing places he visited while in Northumberland; announcing that he is to visit a friend at Wedderburn, and remarking that he intends to visit Flodden [Northumberland]; asking if Denham has any agricultural and natural history papers; discussing flowers of the area; enclosing a story of Veronica and Jesus, and the Secret Memoirs of the Court of James I, by Sir Anthony Weldon, 26 July 1858
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Letter from James Hardy to M.A. Denham, referring to his own collection of coins; several presents of books; the potato crop; Jeffrey's book on Roxburghshire, and volumes on natural history sent by the Newcastle Lit. and Phil. Society, 15 November 1858
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Letter from James Hardy to M.A. Denham, sending him his notes on cuckoos and a list of names; mentioning Drs. Embleton of Newcastle and of Beadnell [Northumberland], who are not related, 3 January 1859
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Letter from James Hardy to M.A. Denham, commiserating with Denham on his ill health; discussing the fact that he has been making posies and garlands; remarking that the snow has almost gone; asking if he has seen any poems on Grace Darling, 18 April 1859
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Letter from William Harrison, Ballachrinck, St. Johns, Isle of Man, to M.A. Denham, discussing whether Manx or Manks is correct; mentioning Dr. Archibald Crigein who has written a dictionary of the Manx language; discussing members of the Lowther family, and his visit to Mirfield in Yorkshire; enclosing a local song, 18 January 1848
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Letter from James Hardy to M.A. Denham, commenting that the turnips have been planted, though the drought hasn't helped; hoping that Denham's health is better; thanking him for his enclosures and for the rose; saying that he expects to visit the north-east in August; mentioning a treatise by Guilbert de Nugent on the relics of saints, Henry III, and a phial containing the blood of Christ, 20 June 1859 (1 paper) William Harrison William Harrison was the author of several local history publications relating to the Isle of Man, including Bibliotheca Monensis , a selection of proverbs, sayings, ballads, customs and legends peculiar to the Isle of Man, 1869

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Letter from George Henderson, Chirnside, Berwickshire, Scotland, to M.A. Denham, thanking Denham for his letter, which will be kept with all others received from him; remarking that he does not feel that his letters deserve to be bound into a volume as Denham intends; that the letters Denham receives from Mr. Hardy are of more value; thanking him for the note on the 'Bede Ring', and including two local rhymes; asking if he collects 'chap books'; mentioning a rhyme called Elsie Marlie in volume 3 of Richardson's Table Book, and asking for a copy; mentioning his own health and that of Mr. Hardy; saying that his book will not now be published until 1856 because of delays at the printer, 19 November 1855
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Letter from George Henderson, to M.A. Denham, thanking Denham for his letter of 6 December; saying that he envies him his collection of chap books; saying that he will send him a copy of Lothian Tarn, and that he has no intention of filching ballads from south of the border as Scotland has plenty to keep him busy; thanking him for the copy of Elsie Marlie , and expressing his intention of sending him a copy of his booklet when his printer sees fit to produce it, 24 December 1855 (1 paper) Rev Harry C. Lipscomb, V icar of Staindrop Harry Lipscomb was Domestic chaplain to the Duke of Cleveland, and author of The History of Staindrop Church, 1852


Letter from Harry C. Lipscomb, to M.A. Denham, asking if he can use a piece of Denham's work on the figure with the coronet in his own publication, and saying that he believes the lady to be Matilda Percy, second wife of John de Nevill, 16 July 1852 (1 paper) William Hylton Dyer Longstaffe William Longstaffe was born 1825 at Norton. He became a solicitor's clerk. He published a History of Darlington in 1854. He moved to Gateshead in 1850 and took over the practice of William Kell, Town Clerk. He contributed articles to Archaeologia Aeliana , the journal of the Newcastle on Tyne Society of Antiquaries; he died in 1898


Letter from W.H.D. Longstaffe, Darlington, to M.A. Denham, mentioning his interest in etymology and antiquities; saying that Brockett's glossary of north country words is an excellent book; asking for any items on Darlington that he can use in his publication; mentioning Cotherstone [Yorkshire] as a resting place of St. Cuthbert and the Bowes tragedy; saying that the newspaper office will not get its small works press for a week so has to delay the prospectus, February 1848
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Letter from W. Longstaffe, Darlington, to M.A. Denham, mentioning Richardson, the postmaster, and his suggestion that Lord Darlington was lord of the manor; discussing the word Dominus in documents and its misinterpretation as Lord or Sir; saying that the Darlingtons of Darlington died out in the plague of 1597 and discussing their coat of arms, 20 March 1848
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Letter from W.H.D. Longstaffe, D[arlington], to M.A. Denham, thanking Denham for the prospectus and rhyme book; mentioning Hammond Clement, a clerk in the Exchequer; saying Broach is peculiar to the north in connection with spires; arranging to meet Denham on Easter Tuesday; mentioning a leper hospital at Badele, connected with a miracle of St. Godric, and devil's arrows at Bowbridge and similar stones at Norton and Thirsk [Yorkshire]; saying Jeremy Johnson will send a copy of Richardson's book; and discussing the Wrightson pedigree, a seal in the form of a dormouse, and sword dancers at Hurworth, 24 March 1848
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Letter from W.H.D. Longstaffe, D[arlington], to M.A. Denham, remarking that he is in correspondence with Cuthbert Sharp relating to pedigrees, and that he has not found any connections to the Denham family; enclosing two pieces of northern poetry which Mickleton has preserved in his manuscript [Cosins Library, Durham) which show the feelings of some of the liberated monasteries at the dissolution; quoting lines referring to the Prior of Finchale; mentioning a seal made by Mr. Hedley which he uses to seal his correspondence, and which is a copy of the seal belonging to 'Ralph the Farrier of the Bishoprick of Durham', 1 April 1848
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Letter from W.H.D. Longstaffe, D[arlington], to M.A. Denham, saying that he has been to Glasgow, Edinburgh and Newcastle, but has not come across anything that would be of use to Denham; mentioning the passage about the travellers of 1634, and stating that Bradley misses out the part about the 'hideous noise of bagpipes'; mentioning Uter Pendragon, and his tower in Mallerstang which was repaired by Anne, Countess of Pembroke, and saying that Pendragon Castle is in Westmorland, 8 May 1848
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Letter from W.H.D. Longstaffe, Darlington, to M.A. Denham, mentioning a letter from Ritson to W. Harrison, and giving examples of topographical rhymes on Crow Hall, Cramlington, and Seaton Delaval, Northumberland; saying he will be glad to receive publications, and will not judge them; mentioning Stang Castle at Blackwell; quoting from a manuscript by his great grandfather Longstaff who made a tour in 1766, describing his visit to Pendragon Castle; mentioning his progress on his history of Darlington, 22 June 1848
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Letter from W.H.D. Longstaffe, Darlington, to M.A. Denham, mentioning Stockton rhymes, and saying that the son of the supposed authoress of which, is living in Wakefield, Yorkshire, and that the manuscript must remain anonymous; enclosing a small broadside, and commenting that he has received prints from Mr. Wright, and that he would like more copies of The Stockton Affair ; discussing the meaning of 'ing' in places such as Heighington and Ellingham, and the phrase 'I'll Neville you'; mentioning a poem Scadding of Peas which mentions Darlington, 28 August 1848
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Letter from W.H.D. Longstaffe, Darlington, to M.A. Denham, thanking Denham for his enclosures; saying Mr. Ogle's crest is the same as his seal; asking to see the Scaddin of Peas ; enclosing notes on Neville, and Darlington, 30 August 1848
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Letter from W.H.D. Longstaffe, Darlington, to M.A. Denham, quoting the poem Gilbert Grant ; mentioning an effigy in Egglescliffe church and another in Heckington, Lincolnshire, which the Gants helped to build, and a coat of arms for Aislabie; saying he intends to visit Denham after a cricket match, 13 September 1848
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Letter from W.H.D. Longstaffe, Darlington, to M.A. Denham, mentioning an enclosure concerning Betty Martin and asking the meaning of Wodsilver; saying he is giving a lecture on legendary traditions, 20 September 1848
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Letter from W.H.D. Longstaffe, Darlington, to M.A. Denham, mentioning the meaning of Glassen Wikes, Hob Tofthills, and Dobbies of Barnard Castle, 9 - 14 October 1848
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Letter from W.H.D. Longstaffe, Darlington, to M.A. Denham, asking for a copy of Tolham Church , and enquiring about Denham's 'Whitaker theory'; returning the Gazette with thanks, and asking for the 1847 copy; discussing meanings of 'Burlington Blockhead', and 'I'll Neville you', 26 October 1848
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Letter from W.H.D. Longstaffe, Darlington, to M.A. Denham, mentioning a quilt belonging to his ancestors, the Comberfords, the family 'Banshee', and embroidered clothes belonging to the poet Dyer's aunt, dated 1700; mentioning other family pieces such as a bell, a royalist medal, a relic from Jerusalem [Palestine]; asking for the return of the bell; enclosing two of his own manuscripts and a Lincoln report for Denham to look at, 9 November 1848
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Letter from W.H.D. Longstaffe, Darlington, to M.A. Denham, saying he had good company at his lecture and The Darlington and Stockton Times has borrowed the manuscript and may give some extracts in its issue; mentioning the Conforth white dove legend, and a rhyme of John of Gaunt, 9 November 1848
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Letter from W.H.D. Longstaffe, Darlington, to M.A. Denham, mentioning John Noakes, Gormire, a lake near Thirsk [Yorkshire], and the Westmorland Lassie; thanking Denham for the Cockatrice which will be included in his articles; mentioning extracts from Hollinshead's Chronicle referring to Vigenius and Peredune, two brothers who ruled Albion: Peredune is credited with building the town of Pickering [Yorkshire], where he is buried; quoting a juvenile rhyme, 'boys and girls, come out to play'; thanking Denham for his parcel, and promising to send the tract on Bowes; mentioning visiting at Christmas, 22 November 1848
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Incomplete letter from W.H.D. Longstaffe, Darlington, to M.A. Denham, wishing Denham a Happy New Year; stating that the coach did not arrive so he had to walk; asking what he was to find out about the 'little cock sparrow'; mentioning Denham's proverbs, and a lady at Norton who went mumping, or begging, at Christmas, 2 January 1848 [ sic]
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Letter from W.H.D. Longstaffe, Darlington, to M.A. Denham, asking for a correction to be made to Denham's pamphlet on the floods, 1771; mentioning a ghost called Hob Heddess at Hurworth; quoting the rhyme 'Cock Sparrow'; discussing the proverb 'Newcastle Scotch' and the Gilling rhymes; saying that The Journal is extended and that Parker is no longer its publishers, and states he will have to subscribe; remarking that Tho. Bell from Newcastle is giving him a call on his way to Wolsingham in February, 19 January 1849
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Letter from W.H.D. Longstaffe, Darlington, to M.A. Denham , thanking Denham for flood information; discussing the diminutive 'Hob'; saying that he was absent from home when Albert Way called; saying he intends to visit Piercebridge if the weather is dry, and will bring Way's tract; referring to the Literary Gazette, and a story entitled The Haunted House ; mentioning a Mr. Archer of London, who is interested in ancient art, and the Darnton rhyme which he received from Halliwell, 28 January 1849
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Letter from W.H.D. Longstaffe, Darlington, to M.A. Denham, saying he is engaged to dine with Ogle, who has injured his heel, but is not sure about visiting Norton; mentioning a lady staying at Mr. Dobson's who would like to see the quilt; enclosing the Literary Gazette , Way's tract and a set of his 'legends of Durham', which The Advertiser has printed at 1 shilling the set; asking for copies of the July, August and September issues of The Gazette ; explaining the meaning behind the saying 'it was such a wind at Darlington, that it blew a dog's tongue off', 27 January 1849
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Letter from W.H.D. Longstaffe, Darlington, to M.A. Denham, saying that he is sorry to hear that Denham is unwell, and that he intends to visit Ogle; quoting extracts from sayings relating to County Durham, and asking for Denham's version of Walter Kirlow, 12 March 1849
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Letter from W.H.D. Longstaffe, Darlington, to M.A. Denham, saying he has just met Miss Dunn, who says 'she sat up all night with poor Ogle', who is very ill and completely emaciated, with severe fits of ague; expressing his hopes that Ogle doesn't think badly of him for not visiting; saying that Dunn is going tonight and he will go tomorrow, though Ogle cannot recognise anyone, 3 March 1849
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Letter from W.H.D. Longstaffe, Darlington, to M.A. Denham, saying that he has sent the letter as instructed by Denham, but warning him about the use of court seals; saying that he knows nothing about Craike except the story of the squirrel which he encloses; remarking that Roby's collection was intended to be national, but only a part relating to Lancashire has been produced, and promising to send a copy in two weeks; saying that his Wolsingham trip is put off indefinitely; suggesting that the Durham Advertiser would print Denham's proverbs, and saying that he is sending a proof, for him to review; discussing the means of publishing his tracts with a view to the printer purchasing them, and stating that Hylton's letters showing public opinion of Gibbon would make an interesting article for the Literary Gazette, 14 March 1849
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Letter from W.H.D. Longstaffe, Darlington, to M.A. Denham, stating that Ogle is mending rapidly; asking what is the meaning of 'A penny-pot house known by Alland by them called the hole in the wall', 19 March 1849
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Letter from W.H.D. Longstaffe, Darlington, to M.A. Denham, saying Ogle is better, but desirous of changing rooms, and that Richardson is talking of going to Australia; advising Denham to seek medical advice if he is no better; mentioning Stowes'Annals, 29 March 1849
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Letter from W.H.D. Longstaffe, Darlington, to M.A. Denham, asking about Denham's health, and apologising for not visiting him; enclosing some rhymes on Thirsk [Yorkshire], 15 April 1849
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Letter from W.H.D. Longstaffe, D[arlington], to M.A. Denham, saying that he intends to visit Denham on Sunday and will bring Burke; that he has a book on Blackwell which includes details of payments to soldiers in the Civil War, 15 April 1849
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Letter from W.H.D. Longstaffe, Darlington, to M.A. Denham, saying he is sorry to hear that Denham is unable to visit, as he had a copy of Cuthbert Sharpe's book on the rebellion of 1569, which he had intended showing him; mentioning Ulphus as a prince of Deira, probably living at Coniscliffe or Kings Cliffe; mentioning the Ainderby Steeple rhyme, and the locality of Hood Hill, near Sutton under Whitestone Cliffe, near Thirsk [Yorkshire], 17 April 1849
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Letter from W.H.D. Longstaffe, D[arlington], to M.A. Denham, expressing his intention of walking to Piercebridge, and arriving at 4 p.m. and his intention of publishing Hylton at 2s. 6d. a copy, 14 May 1849
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Letter from W.H.D. Longstaffe, County Court Office, Darlington, to M.A. Denham, saying he is pleased to hear that Denham had a pleasant excursion; saying that he enjoyed Sheldon's Minstrels of the English Border ; arranging to visit Denham as he has some new sayings for him; asking if he has any small mild cheeses; saying Ogle is in better spirits as he has been 'tapped'; saying Michael lives like a pig, and old Moor is chasing trespassers; saying that Mrs. M. is ironing, that the baron is tolerable and well looked after and that he intends arranging a visit to Thornton Hall [Thornton Watlass, Yorkshire], June 1849
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Letter from W.H.D. Longstaffe to M.A. Denham, reporting the death of Ogle, July 1849
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Letter from W.H.D. Longstaffe, Darlington, to MA. Denham, concerning extracts from a family bible of the Hoppers of Hurworth, and Border rhymes, 12 July 1849
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Letter from W.H.D. Longstaffe, Darlington, to M.A. Denham, mentioning his intention of going to Hilton and Thornton Hall [Yorkshire], and to sketch the manor house; mentioning Croakumshine as a name for Northumberland, where the people have a burr in their throats; mentioning the health of Sir Cuthbert [Sharpe], 13 July 1849
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Letter from W.H.D. Longstaffe to M.A. Denham, concerning the death of Ogle; discussing sayings, such as 'lost in wood like Geo. Potter' and the rhyme 'if Candlemass be fair', 23 July 1849
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Letter from W.H.D. Longstaffe to M.A. Denham, concerning a visit to Ogle; the Staindrop Catastrophe; Hylton's poems; Fuller; a possible meeting at Thornton; a payment of 4s. 6d. for cheese, 28 July 1845
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Letter from W.H.D. Longstaffe to M.A. Denham, asking Denham to copy the Middridge article; urging Denham to publish it himself; enclosing lay paper on Darlington and asking to borrow Hallwell & Edwin manuscript when it comes, 12 August 1849
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Letter from W.H.D. Longstaffe, D[arlington], to M.A. Denham, saying that he hopes to see Denham on Monday when they can discuss various matters, as he is 'too harassed to write'; that he has over-spent on books and needs to be careful, as he intends to print copies of 3 ballads on Darlington at his own expense; that he will write to Hallwell; that he has information on the Collegiate church, and that Hallwell is omitting Durham in his palatine anthology, 24 August 1849
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Letter from W.H.D. Longstaffe to M.A. Denham, concerning Mrs. Wheler, a ghost of Raby; the visit of Mrs. Taylor, the widow of the editor of The Legend of St. Cuthbert , a relation on his grandmother Cornforth's side, August 1849
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Letter from W.H.D. Longstaffe to M.A. Denham, asking for Halliewell's definition of the words 'tarlerain' and 'blaemedle', and mentioning 'Our Lady's Jewells' and a silver staff set with a sapphire at Durham Church, worth 10 marks, August 1849
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Letter from W.H.D. Longstaffe, Norton, to M.A. Denham, mentioning the meaning of 'Blaemedle'; the death of Sir Cuthbert [Sharpe]; Denham's suggestion of publishing an abridgement of his Darlington work; a copy of the St. James Magazine received from Mr. Burke; Albert Way's present of a box of seals; asking Denham to tell Martha to ignore gossip made by 'certayne prigges and prattles', and that he regards her as a cousin who has always been kind and considerate; remarking that his birthday, that of his sister and the anniversary of the Great Fire of London coincide; discussing seasonal rhymes, an extract from Forster's Perennial Calendar, notes of St. Oswald; and a custom and rhyme used by children in Oxfordshire during Lent, 2 September 1849
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Letter from W.H.D. Longstaffe, Darlington, to M.A. Denham, returning papers and discusses the printing and publication of the manuscript; giving prices for the printing of his Vol. 1 of Darlington; stating that Robson from Kirby Moore is not yet ordained, but reads the lessons at Trinity and works at the grammar school, 19 October 1849
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Letter from W.H.D. Longstaffe to M.A. Denham, saying that he is enclosing details of celebrities; that he needs to borrow the Nevill draft as he intends to edit the Monuments of Durham ; that he has nearly finished the article on Ogles of Causey Park and Darlington; mentioning a Smith document printed in The Advertiser, 3 November 1849
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Draft letter from W.H.D. Longstaffe to M.A. Denham, concerning a bill for cheese in the Ogle memoir; the Hilton ballad; the news that Denham receives the Percy Society publications; a memoir of the last Countess of Westmorland; Smith's collection of Roman tessellated pavements; the proof of 'slogans' and pedigrees , November 1849
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Letter from W.H.D. Longstaffe to M.A. Denham, concerning a drawing of the Percy badge and motto; an article appearing in the next St. James Magazine; Robert Helton holding Alnwick Castle against the King; a poem from manuscripts by Ralph Spearman, 16 November 1849
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Letter from W.H.D. Longstaffe, Darlington, to M.A. Denham, saying that he is unable to visit on Thursday as he is going to Coniscliffe, and that he has purchased some examples of old embroidery and shoes; mentioning that he is secretary to the music fund; asking for a bed on Saturday night; mentioning the population of Darlington in 1767 as 3,295; saying that he has a list of householders in Aiselby, 19 November 1849 Endorsed: letter from M. Milburn to Longstaffe, arranging a meeting at Darlington, n.d.
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Letter from W.H.D. Longstaffe, Darlington, to M.A. Denham, asking for copies from Burke relating to the Shene, or Sheen, family, and for more cheese, as he wants to take half to Norton on Saturday; saying that he is annotating the history of the north for Burke and that Fenwick has asked for any sayings and traditions on the Roman Wall, but that, as he has none, he would be grateful if Denham would supply some, n.d. [1849]
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Letter from W.H.D. Longstaffe to M.A. Denham, saying that he is enclosing the paper and asking for its return, as he intends to send the Winston facetiae to Burke; remarking that he has done little in the antiquarian way this week, 22 December 1849
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Letter from W.H.D. Longstaffe, Darlington, to M.A. Denham, saying that he will not be replying to Dixon as his letter was unsatisfactory; mentioning the marriage of Cuthbert Elstobb and Elinor Ayzalibe at Darlington, 29 January 1631/2, and an early reference to the name in 1570, and a carving on the great beam near the chimney breast in the kitchen of Bolton Hall, Bowland, Yorkshire, home of Sir Ralph Pudsey during the Wars of the Roses; arranging to visit Denham on Sunday, 31 January 1850
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Letter from W.H.D. Longstaffe to M.A. Denham, asking for the address of Thomas Wright; mentioning John Lumley [d. 1609] leaving his estate to a younger male branch, 19 February 1850
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Letter from W.H.D. Longstaffe, D[arlington], to M.A. Denham, concerning a visit to Norton on Sunday, and the fact that no relics will leave the country, 18 February 1850
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Letter from W.H.D. Longstaffe to M.A. Denham, asking for Raine's account of Bp. Marisco by return; saying that the ground near Baydale has been excavated and nothing found; and that he is better but weak and is going to Cleadon for a week, 3 March 1850
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Letter from W.H.D. Longstaffe to M.A. Denham, concerning the meaning of 'Codwares'; Surtees of Milwellburn; a proverb in the vale of Derwent on the health of a cow; the cold water treatment and a possible visit to Piercebridge on Sunday, 2 April 1850
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Letter from W.H.D. Longstaffe to M.A. Denham, mentioning the arms of Forster of Etherstone (Adderstone) Northumberland; Richard Ridley, the broad knight of Willimoleswick; Sir Thomas Grey with the crockett foot of Heton, Northumberland, aged 10 in 1369, 27 April 1850
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Letter from W.H.D. Longstaffe, County Court Office, Darlington, to M.A. Denham, concerning the Metcalfe slogan, and the Hylton & Brackenbury banners; and various visitors, May 1850
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Letter from W.H.D. Longstaffe, Town Clerk's Office, Gateshead, to M.A. Denham, concerning his address for correspondence, and that of his lodgings, though he is not there between 9 am. and 7 pm.; a visit to his cousin Emma Taylor on Sunday and then to Whitburn church; early coffin lids and inscriptions, 25 September 1850
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Letter from W.H.D. Longstaffe, Town Clerk's Office, Gateshead, to M.A. Denham, remarking that copies of Bewick are probably base imitations; that he has a tract of Fenwicks, which he will send; that White has a fine rubbing of the All Saints brass; that he sees G.B.R. every day and that he and Richardson dined at Ellison Place; that he is very busy at work with Clermount Chaytor documents, 30 September 1850
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Letter from W.H.D. Longstaffe, 38 Clayton Street West, Newcastle, to M.A. Denham, quoting from Sharpe's Memorials of the Rebellion of 1569, p47; remarking that he has seen Denham's slogans in the Newcastle Chronicle and thinks them nicely put together; and that he hopes to visit Blackwell and Piercebridge, 10 October 1850
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Letter from W.H.D. Longstaffe, Town Hall, Gateshead on Tyne, to M.A. Denham, concerning the Fenwick tract; The Durham Advertiser; Cumberland rhymes now in print; memorial to Roger the Merchant in All Saints' Church [Newcastle]; A.O. Bell who has been dodging the bailiffs; the death of the last Baron Hilton; supplementary note on slogans sent to The Durham Advertiser; a visit from Way, 12 October 1850
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Letter from W.H.D. Longstaffe, Town Hall, Gateshead, to M.A. Denham, promising a reprint of the supplement; remarking that the lecture on Houstead will not be printed separately but included in the book of the Roman Wall; that he has not heard of the phrase Newcastle Scots other than in contempt; 18 October 1850
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Letter from W.H.D. Longstaffe, Town Hall, Gateshead, to M.A. Denham, mentioning that his article appears in Durham Advertiser and that he will send a copy if Denham does not see it; that Gibson is wanting to change his quarters to Richmond or Thirsk [Yorkshire]; asking if Denham is on such friendly terms with Langhorne, would he ask him if he needs a clerk; discussing Slogan as a surname, and gives Thomas Slogan, 1568, as an example, 25 October 1850
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Letter from W.H.D. Longstaffe, Town Hall, Gateshead, to M.A. Denham, stating that Denham's tract on ensigns ought to be an authority for all time; discussing Percy slogans, and that he is unhappy with the 'Esperance Dieu' and its interpretation, which he feels needs explaining, and saying that if this is not done, he will write his own tract explaining the error, 31 October 1850
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Letter from W.H.D. Longstaffe, Town Hall, Gateshead, to M.A. Denham, a pologising that he has been too busy to spare a thought for Denham's tracts; discussing slogans and their meanings for Neville, Percy, Fenwick and Tyndale, 19 November 1850
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Letter from W.H.D. Longstaffe, Town Hall, Gateshead, to M.A. Denham, discusses sayings and their meanings; promising sketches for the Richmond tract; saying that White is worn down with his trusteeship duties and that Fordyce is undertaking some editing which Longstaffe refused, on terms which must be miserable; that he is collecting information of standards, primarily for a lecture, December 1850
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Letter from W.H.D. Longstaffe, Town Hall, Gateshead, to M.A. Denham, asking if Denham will be going to Streatlam on Saturday; saying that he will be at Blackwell Hall, and then Norton, and Piercebridge on Friday and that he hopes to see the pictures, 24 December 1850
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Letter from W.H.D. Longstaffe, Town Hall, Gateshead, expressing the opinion that more slogans are required for Lancashire; mentioning slogans for Cheshire and Lancashire; saying that this publication will not affect the 5 counties; stating that he does not feel it is possible to separate hedge from tanner, 31 January 1851
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Letter from W.H.D. Longstaffe, Town Hall, Gateshead, to M.A. Denham, s aying that he has been to Norton for Easter and intends to return via Darlington; saying that he will leave a copy of Burke's reprints at the Abbotts, and the Ogle tract; saying that Richardson has Denham's tract, and that Fenwick's introduction read well; apologising for writing again; remarking that if Denham's richer friends are more use to him he will swallow his pride; suggesting that his sister show Denham's cousin the sights of Newcastle, 14 April 1851
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Letter from W.H.D. Longstaffe to M.A. Denham, says that he hasn't heard from Denham since he refused to amalgamate his 'badges' with Denham's 'cries'; that he is sending copies of a supplement on slogans, and that he has cancelled his subscription; that he cannot visit at Easter; that Part III of his tracts is delayed but should be available in a week; discussing Robt. Ingham as the barrister of Westoe, and the slogan 'St. George, Richmond and victory', 19 April 1851 Endorsed: note by Denham stating that he had never suggested or asked the works to be amalgamated, n.d.
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Letter from W.H.D. Longstaffe, Gateshead, to M.A. Denham, concerning a book by Rotherham; the price of Denham's tracts; covers for his tracts; meeting Martha at the station; Denham dining at Clerraux's; 24 April 1851
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Letter from W.H.D. Longstaffe, Town Hall, Gateshead, to M.A. Denham, concerning the Fenwick tract; the intractability of the Ailesby matter; that any portion of the effigy joined looks bad, and the shield is too long for a vignette; an invitation for his sister to stay with Denham; the Old Maids tract, 23 May 1851
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Letter from W.H.D. Longstaffe, Darlington, to M.A. Denham, saying that he did not mean Denham to adopt his alterations; suggesting that the shield should not be shortened as it would spoil the effect; that he has a severe cold, and is unable to work; that it is Barge Thursday and that the aquatic procession was very fine, 23 May 1851
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Letter from W.H.D. Longstaffe, Town Hall, Gateshead, to M.A. Denham, saying that he has sent Cane 15 shillings, and that he has added what he knows of the Mowbray mottos in his addenda to the supplement; that Burke has no ancient Mowbray mottos, and that he needs to research the Roslyn connection; that he encloses a rough draft of an escutcheon; that the coat of arms in the tract is for Chaytor; 30 May 1851
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Letter from W.H.D. Longstaffe, Town Hall, Gateshead, to M.A. Denham, discussing Denham's use of his initials, M.A.D., as the author of the tracts; the origin of 'Run away Doctor okanki'; the Richmond rhyme, and the design for Asleby-Conyers plate; the 'last of the Percys', whose widow romanced Septimus Hodgson; the rhyme of the Cow and Bull, which, because of its coarseness, would have to be 'Latinized' before publication, 10 June 1851
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Letter from W.H.D. Longstaffe to M.A. Denham, discussing the 'tan' cross in the Salvin coat of arms, the Lloyd and Allan tracts; his intention of sending an article to Cave, at York, as he knows his (Longstaffe's) style and is cheap; Hotspur's burial, the Cow and Bull rhyme, the importance of the Richmond tradition, and sayings connected with Coxlodge Colliery, 12 June 1851
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Letter from W.H.D. Longstaffe, Town Hall, [Gateshead], 18 June 1851 saying that he has not looked at the Manchester copy and the account of the Eglinton tournament; that he intends to send a proof copy of Denham's conclusion, and that Fenwick wants the tract published before Normandy; that he will send an old copy of Richmond, minus the sketch, and that he is busy working on material for winter lectures concerning the Eglinton Tournament, on 28 August 1839, based on Medieval Jousts, 18 June 1851
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Letter from W.H.D. Longstaffe, Town Hall, Gateshead, to M.A. Denham, discussing the genuineness of Denham's articles and tracts; berating Denham for altering and concocting information without his (Longstaffe's) knowledge or consent, and stating that Denham is bringing injury and contempt on the popular antiquities which even strangers see; stating that he has tried to show Denham the folly of printing useless unauthoritative information; mentioning Lady Godiva, Fenwick and Bruce in Normandy; saying that he is enclosing proof of the vignette, and asking him to send 15 shillings to Cave, as it is a contract job; thanking Longstaffe for the horse's head; mentioning Robert Bowes' correspondence and the Sutton rhyme, 25 June 1851
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Letter from W.H.D. Longstaffe, Bensham, to M.A. Denham, saying that he is returning Richmond documents; mentioning Thos. Guy, a silk weaver; saying that he will hand Denham's tract title and instructions to G.B.R.; stating that Fenwick is in Normandy; discussing the age of one of the songs already in print, and saying that he has selected simple versions for the reprints; discussing a tune and its arrangement; saying that he has a copy of 'Lousy Lucy'; saying that he is enclosing a copy of the manuscript of Hilton, received from Clapham, but that it is only part of a song, 10 July 1851
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Letter from W.H.D. Longstaffe, Town Hall, Gateshead, to M.A. Denham, saying that copies of the slogans are being sent to Denham; that Fenwick is at home, and Wallron could not find pages of Cradocks register mentioned by Surtees; mentioning that Mr. Allan has the present edition of Slogans and has five copies for particular friends, as he does not wish to spoil Fenwick's sale; that he has purchased a copy of Parson & White's Directory, 24 July 1851
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Letter from W.H.D. Longstaffe, Town Hall, Gateshead, to M.A. Denham, mentioning the insertion of the Tyndale slogan and banner, and Croissant's reference to Balliol being at Neville's Cross; likening Croissant to Harrison Ainsworth; berating Denham on his usage and treatment of himself (Longstaffe) and his works; saying that he intends to cease communication and work through a third party, 4 August 1851
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Letter from W.H.D. Longstaffe, Town Hall, Gateshead, to M.A. Denham, saying he would be glad if Mrs. Laidman and Mr. Denham came for a visit; that he cannot promise to allow any statements not founded on records or tradition to be used as evidence for local history, and asking Denham not to identify Longstaffe with anonymous articles in The Advertiser, 9 August 1851 Notes in Denham's hand added: 'neither Mrs. Laid man or Mr. Denham partook of Mr. L's gladness, never answered'
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Letter from W.H.D. Longstaffe, Bensham, Gateshead, to M.A. Denham, mentioning that Fenwick has a Darlington bank note for him from Denham; saying that he is unable to provide him with a copy of Old Richmond and intends to enclose drawings of ruins, 5 March 1852
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Letter from W.H.D. Longstaffe, Bensham, Gateshead, to M.A. Denham, discussing the white cross pedestal, the plan of the course of the aqueduct, remains at Ulnaby, a Roman altar from Binchester in the quadrangle at Snow Hall, burials at Carlbury Cliffs, 11 March 1852
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Letter from W.H.D. Longstaffe to M.A. Denham, discussing the Roman road near Raby; mentioning Rickmandikes, Howlegill, near Egglestone, the remains of a Roman bridge at Piercebridge; stating that he is tired of traditions and theories, and now prefers documents and visible data, March 1852
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Letter from W.H.D. Longstaffe, Bensham, Gateshead, to M.A. Denham, mentioning remains found at Gainford, the point of crossing of the Roman road at Snotterton; stating that the map is to contain all proven Saxon places and that he will send drawings of Barford Chapel; saying that the Institute will pay for the carriage of the tapestry, March 1852
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Letter from W.H.D. Longstaffe, Town Hall, Gateshead, to M.A. Denham, mentioning Ulnaby remains as being medieval, the location of Coniscliffe graves, and Mr. Baumgardner and his interest in the Carlbury grave, 13 April 1852
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Letter from W.H.D. Longstaffe to M.A. Denham, discussing Northallerton in the Vale of Mowbray and the possibility of the location of a 'great stone', similar to the one at Norton; Howlegill; Topcliffe as a market town; refusing to let Denham have the Hylton rhyme without a good deal of research; commenting on Lipscombe's book on Staindrop, 23 April 1852
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Letter from W.H.D. Longstaffe to M.A. Denham, says that he is enclosing Mr. Richmond's tracts; discussing the number of tracts published in a set; saying that his sister will be happy to accommodate any of Denham's female relatives, and that he is unable to provide Denham with a copy of his tract on cattle, 5 July 1852
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Letter from W.H.D. Longstaffe to M.A. Denham, commenting on the fibula residing in the museum and dating a ring to the time of the Stuarts; explaining the shortness of his letter by saying that he does not wish them to be published before he is dust and ashes; saying that Denham has imposed upon him; mentioning the legend of William Thornton, 15 July 1852 Annotated: Longstaffe himself brought up the Thornton rhyme, and the assumption is that he has destroyed references to it so that 'it may not rise up in judgement against him'
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Letter from W.H.D. Longstaffe, Gateshead, to M.A. Denham, thanking Denham for his print on the Fenwicks; saying that the 4th part of Darlington is on the verge of publication, 14 June 1854
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Letter from Harry C. Lipscomb, to M.A. Denham, thanking Denham for a copy of the Little Book , and asking to be informed of his next visit to Staindrop, so that he can take him round the church, 28 May 1852
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Letter from William Patterson, Sunderland Wharf, Rotherhithe, London, to M.A. Denham, stating that, as the address shows, he has moved again, and is employed by an acquaintance putting his books in order; commenting that it is a noisy area, but that, as Denham knows London, he will know the conditions; thanking him for the ballad; saying that, since leaving Edmonton, he has heard nothing of Elizabeth Sawyer; discussing essays on Weardale lead, and the River Tyne, 29 November 1848 Includes: the Haunted House, a legend of Edmonton
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Letter from William Patterson, Sunderland Wharf, Rotherhithe, London, to M.A. Denham, apologising for not replying sooner, but explaining that he has been very poorly and, then, when recovered, has had to busy himself with his business; mentioning Gelt's Bridge, Cumberland; saying that the author of Bishop Toby's Pilgrimage is James Baker, a schoolmaster, of Wolsingham; saying that he has been collecting curious local traditions and will pass them on when he has time; mentioning a copy of the Ballad of Mosstroopers grave, and asking for Denham's version of 'The Tailor of Edmondton', 27 March 1849 (1 paper) James Raine senior (1791-1858) He was an antiquary and topographer and was born Ovington, Yorkshire. He was second master at Durham School between 1812 and 1827 and librarian to the Dean and Chapter between 1816 and 1858. He published the History of North Durham between 1830 and 1852. He died at Crook Hall. His son, James Raine, Junior (1829-1896) was Chancellor and Librarian of York Minster


Letter from James Raine senior, Crook Hall, to M.A. Denham, thanking Denham for his present of proverbs; saying that he is glad to see this kind of work is being published and hoping that Denham will add to his collections; quoting two sayings given to him by Mrs. Smith at Snow Hall; mentioning a tract written by the late Mr. Surtees and himself, concerning a manuscript in the Dean and Chapter Library, Durham, which contains many references to places in Durham; giving a list of people to whom a copy of the pamphlet has been sent, 14 May 1844
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Letter from James Raine, Crook Hall, to M.A. Denham, apologising for not answering sooner and explaining that he writes only one letter per quarter; saying that his father has been in London for two months and has recently returned; saying that he will send Denham Camden's proverbs when he can find the book; quoting a legend from Bell's Northern Ballads , and giving details of a murder that occurred in Lumley in 1831; remarking that he can provide Denham with ghost stories; mentioning the Hallgarth Mill tragedy and a murder at Hartlepool; saying that he has copied a ballad relating to rural games in Yorkshire; asking if he has seen Brockett's new glossary, saying that his father does not have a copy of the Bowes tragedy, October 1846
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Letter from James Raine, junior, Crook Hall, to M.A. Denham, asking if he has a copy of Mr. Cade's letter sent to the Society of Antiquarians in London, concerning the Roman station at Piercebridge; commenting on Brockett's glossary; saying that he has some proverbs for Denham which he hopes he will publish and save for the world; asking Denham to tell Mr. Wilkinson that Raine's grandfather and all the good folks in Norfolk are quite well, and that his grandfather was 91 in January and is still active; asking him to address future correspondence to Crook Hall, 24 March 1847
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Letter from James Raine, Crook Hall, to M.A. Denham, mentioning Farewell Hall; saying that he is enclosing a story relating to Thornton Hall, and a list of Latin proverbs on luck and unlucky days found in an old missal; asking to be remembered to Mr. and Mrs. Wilkinson, and to Mr. Heslop of Denton; mentioning the health of his grandfather, 6 April 1848
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Letter from James Raine, junior, Durham, to M.A. Denham, apologising for not replying to letters and hoping Denham will realise it is due to idleness and nothing else; thanking him for his letters and packets received in the last two years; saying that he is sending him his collection of proverbs, and a copy of the Aslaby pedigree; saying that his grandfather, now 95, is in good health; remarking that he is at University College, Durham, and has been there for two years, 3 February 1857
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Letter from J[ames] Raine, Crook Hall, to M.A. Denham, apologising for keeping the copy of a ballad, sent to him by Denham, for so long, but explaining that it was put among his own papers; mentioning a clue to one of Denham's proverbs which Raine thinks refers to the 1715 rebellion, and the indictment for treason of Thomas Winkle of Ford, 5 June 1848
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George Bourchier Richardson (Ref: D/X 1338/12/1-13/1)

Letter from George Bourchier Richardson, 44 Grey Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, to M.A. Denham, referring to Denham's offer of rhymes, which he would accept for the Table Book , were it going on, but saying that they would be foreign to the 'Reprints of Rare Tracts and imprints of Ancient Manuscripts '; discussing a rhyme concerning the hospitality of the Derwentwater family; discussing George Stoole and the interpretation of handwriting; making a request for some of Denham's 'Harkylogical Album'; giving opinions on the meaning of 'cowpiper'; discussing the Brandling family, and extracts from the Northumberland Quarter Sessions records, commencing in 1680, as a source for genealogy and manners and customs, 3 May 1847
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Letter from George Bourchier Richardson, 44 Grey Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, to M.A. Denham, acknowledging Denham's letter of local proverbs and rhymes, which he will insert in the 'Sketch of Arrangement'; discussing Newcastle upon Tyne, including the location of Pandon Gate, and sketch of same; giving his reasons why the rhymes cannot be used as they stand; expressing considerations of how the intended publication can be best arranged to promote sales, 30 October 1847 (2 papers) M.A. Richardson He was an author and publisher of the Local Historian' s Table Book of Remarkable Occurrences, connected with Newcastle on Tyne, Northumberland and Durham , 1844


Letter from M.A. Richardson, Newcastle on Tyne, to M.A. Denham, saying that he has returned from visiting Redesdale and Tynedale, and has had had bad weather during his stay; saying that he has forwarded the enclosure from Denham to Messrs. Harvey; that he has several reprints of the table book, and that he looks forward to obtaining a copy of Denham's Percy tract, 26 August 1845
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H.N. Scarth (Ref: D/X 1338/14/1-15/2)

Letter from H.N. Scarth, Bath, Somerset, to M.A. Denham, saying that he is returning a copy of Denham's manuscript which he has read carefully, and that he has passed on the tract of the earthworks at Stanwick to a friend, 4 February 1858 (1 paper) James Telfer He was the author of a book entitled Tales and Ballads, published, 8 May 1852


Letter from James Telfer, Saughtree School, Dumfries, Scotland, to M.A. Denham, apologising for not writing and not visiting as intended, but explaining that while staying at Mr. White's at Newcastle he was told his second daughter was unwell; discussing health problems associated with literary men; saying White intends to publish his Battle of Otterbourne but the writer would rather he would publish his collection of poems; commenting on the character of 'Mr. L' of Gateshead, [probably William Hylton Dyer Longstaffe]; mentioning Mr. Hardy of Berwick [Northumberland], explaining that he has passed his catalogue of plants to Mr. Oliver, to whom, being a naturalist, it will be of more use; thanking Denham for the publications; saying that he is in poor health; discussing the crops and the price of Cheviot lambs, the farmers, and their attitude towards the Duke [of Buccleugh]; mentioning Sir James Graham of Netherby in Eskdale, [Cumberland], 12 September 1853
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Letter from James Telfer, Saughtree School, Dumfries, to M.A. Denham, apologising for not writing, because he has had nothing worthwhile to say; saying that he has been to Newcastle and stayed at Mr. White's; mentioning an unusual obelisk in the churchyard at Bewcastle [Dumfriesshire]; thanking Denham for a copy of English Border Rhymes ; saying that he is sending him a copy of the letter he sent to Duke of Northumberland; discussing the Duke's attitude to archaeology, 16 October 1850
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Notebooks and notes collected by M.A. Denham for use in his publications (Ref: D/X 1338/16-38)

Notebook belonging to Michael Aislabie Denham, containing notes for his folklore tracts on Northumberland, Durham, Cumberland, Westmorland and Yorkshire, n.d. Includes: a newspaper cutting from an unidentified newspaper, entitled 'The Drunkard's Cloak', a punishment for drunkards during the Commonwealth, n.d. Illustrated newspaper cutting, from an unidentified newspaper, depicting Henry VIII; granting of a charter to the company of barber surgeons, from the painting by Holbein, n.d. Newspaper cutting, from an unidentified newspaper, entitled 'Sodor and Man', concerning the enthronement and inauguration of Thomas Vowlar Short as the Bishop for the Isle of Man at St. Mary's, Castletown, Isle of Man, 1841 Newspaper cutting from an unidentified newspaper, entitled 'The Lilburn Poaching Case', concerning the attack on gamekeepers on the Lilburn Estate, Northumberland, by a gang of poachers, including Luke and W. Skelly, who were arrested by P.C. Alfred Hughes of Alnwick, Northumberland, n.d. Newspaper cutting from an unidentified newspaper concerning the Romans in Britain under Ostorius, 1 January 1847
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Notebook belonging to Michael Aislabie Denham, volume II, containing notes for his folklore booklets, 1 June 1849 Includes: newspaper cutting from The Durham Advertiser, The history of Staindrop Church, Whittaker & Co., 28 May 1852 Newspaper cuttings from The Illustrated News, on the will of Henry Vane of Raby Castle, 1856
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Notebook belonging to Michael Aislabie Denham, volume III, containing notes for his booklets on folklore in the North of England, including Northumberland, Durham, Cumberland, Westmorland and Yorkshire, 14 February 1849
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Notebook belonging to M.A. Denham containing notes and articles for use in Folklore in the North of England, 1 July 1850
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Notebook belonging to M.A. Denham, volume 6, containing notes for use in Folklore in the North of England, 1852
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Notebook belonging to M.A. Denham, volume 7, containing notes for use in his folklore tracts, November 1852
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Notebook belonging to M.A. Denham, volume 8, containing notes for use in his folklore tracts, 1853
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Notebook belonging to M.A. Denham, containing notes for use in his folklore tracts, volume 9, 1853 Includes: newspaper cuttings, from an unidentified newspaper, on the inquest of John Sutherland, hawker of hosiery at Morpeth [Northumberland], by S. Reed, coroner, 1 July 1853 Newspaper cutting, from The Dublin Evening Packet , on the sale of plenary indulgences, n.d., 1850s Newspaper cutting, from an unidentified newspaper, on the recovery of the Holy Nail, stolen from Madrid, Spain, 27 May 1856
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Notebook belonging to M.A. Denham, volume 10, containing notes based on publications on folklore, British antiquities, Roman coins, 1 November 1855 Includes: engraving of the Grant graves, Penrith, Cumberland, n.d.
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Notebook belonging to M.A. Denham, volume 12, containing notes used in publications on folklore, odd names, places in the north, and architectural drawings, with an index of subjects, 12 December 1857
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Notes on places and their meanings, extracts of rhymes, proverbs and sayings, collected by Denham for use in his publications, n.d. Includes: "As Red as Rotherham College" Little Timothy Spark As great a liar as Jenny Byers Burlington Jackdaws The City of Priests A Hexham ha'penny The Ferryhill Tragedy From York City to Craike Howe Like Scarboro' clocks Bright Star of Heaton Notes on the Hylton family used in pedigrees A draft of a preface for the tract on slogans The Earl of Westmorland, (d. 1425) A cartwright of Long Newton Beswick and the stolen Rye Richard son of Wyle de Aslabie of York Thomas Dundas, Earl of Zetland Monumental inscription of Thomas Dodshon of Preston-le-Skerne
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Preface, and article, entitled The Noble Nevilles , by Archaeus, [M.A. Denham] June 1847
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Notes made by M.A. Denham, on the Orton boggle, a ballad sung to the tune Blackell Merry Neet, October 1848
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Notes on family mottos, and Slughorns of the North Country , by M.A. Denham, n.d., 1850
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Notes, and additions to rhymes, and proverbs on various individuals, families, and people in Northumberland, by M.A. Denham, 1851
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Notes made by M.A. Denham, on antiquarian discoveries in Piercebridge, Carlebury, Hesslesker, near Malton, Yorkshire, 1856 Includes: coins at Piercebridge, urns and coins at Carlebury, Hoise burial at Hesslescar, Yorkshire, Graves
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Notes by M.A. Denham on a Roman Imperial gold coin, found at Skerningham, near Darlington, n.d.
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Notes, taken from Barnes History of Edward III, by M.A. Denham, n.d.
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Notes, made by M.A. Denham, on the first tunable set of bells in England, at Crayland Abbey, Lincolnshire, n.d.
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Notes, made by M.A. Denham on the family of Montferand, taken from Camden's Britannica, vol. 2, p.886, n.d.
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Notes made by M.A. Denham, concerning Coverham Abbey, Yorkshire, n.d.
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Miscellaneous notes, poems and rhymes by M.A. Denham, n.d.
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Notes, made by M.A. Denham, on various subjects, including folklore, charms, traditions and rhymes, n.d.
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Tracts (Ref: D/X 1338/39-126)

Denham Tracts: or a list of antiquarian tomes, facts and trifles, by M.A. Denham, 1 June 1859
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Denham Tracts or a few pictures of the olden time in connection with the North of England, and Isle of Man Denham Tracts 4 , No. 1: Slogans of the North of England, by M.A. Denham, 1851 This is a copy of the first edition with additional manuscript notes and alterations, including a letter from R. Chambers to M.A. Denham, thanking him for a copy of the book, 9 August 1850' and a letter from John Fenwick to M.A. Denham, saying that William Longstaffe has mentioned the publication of slogans, and asks to be sent a copy, 25 June 1850
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Slogans of the North of England , with notes and additions by M.A. Denham, Denham Tracts 4, with an introduction by John Fenwick, and supplementary notes, 11 April 1851
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Slogans and Gathering Cries of the North of England , by M.A. Denham, Denham Tract 4, with an introduction by John Fenwick, 1 January 1852 Includes: a letter from the Duke of Northumberland, Syon, [House], Middlesex, to M.A. Denham, thanking him for a copy of the publication, n.d. [1852]
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A collection of English Border rhymes, proverbs and sayings in connection with the feudal period, in Northumberland , Denham Tract 5, by M.A. Denham, July 1850 Includes: Notes and additions A letter from R. Chambers to M.A. Denham, concerning the publication, and the inclusion of 'Robin Mend Market' which refers to Robert Umfraville and his attack on Peebles, Scotland, 1410, the home town of R. Chambers, 17 October 1856
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Denham Tracts, volume 6, including : Rhymes, Proverbs and Sayings, in connection with the Border and Feudal periods, with notes and annotations, n.d., 1851 : Rhymes, proverbs and sayings of the city of Durham , with notes and annotations, 1851 : Rare and popular rhymes, proverbs, sayings, characteristics, reproaches, relating to the inhabitants of certain towns and villages, and also to particular families and individuals in the Bishoprick of Durham ; with notes and annotations, April 1851 : Northern houses and horse racing in the seventeenth century, n.d., 1851 : The Noble Nevilles, August 1851 : Supplement to the local rhymes, proverbs and sayings of the County of Durham , 1859 Includes: letter from J.H. Allan, Blackwell Hall, to M.A. Denham, thanking him for copies of his tracts which he hopes to get leather-bound, 8 December 1853
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Rare and popular rhymes, proverbs, sayings and characteristics relating to certain towns and villages in County Durham , Denham Tract volume 4, by M.A. Denham, 1851
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Notes on a walk in Hendon Gardens, and addenda to Rhymes, P roverbs and Sayings of the County of Durham by M.A. Denham, Denham Tracts 6, 1851
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A collection of Rare and Popular Rhymes, Proverbs, Sayings of Reproach and P raise, relating to the city of Durham , by M.A. Denham, Denham Tracts 6, volume 2, n.d.
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Copy of a collection of R are and Popular Rhymes, Proverbs, Sayings, Characteristics and R eproaches, relating to the Inhabitants of Certain Towns and villages, and also to Particular Families and Individuals in the Bishoprick of Durham , Denham Tracts 6, volume 3, by M.A. Denham, April 1851
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Rare and Popular Rhymes, Proverbs, Sayings and C haracteristics relating to Certain T owns and Villages in the County of Durham , by M.A. Denham, Denham Tract 6, volume 4, 1852
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Incomplete copy of Popular Rhymes for the City of Durham, T owns and Villages , Denham Tracts 6, volume 4, by M.A. Denham, n.d.
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Supplement to the Rhymes, Proverbs and Sayings of the C ounty of Durham Supplied by William Longstaffe , Denham Tract 6, volume 5, September 1858
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A collection of Cumberland rhymes, proverbs and sayings in connection with the Border and feudal periods , with notes and additions, by M.A. Denham, Denham Tracts no. 7, volume 1, September 1850
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Manuscript Copy of Rare and Popular R hymes, Proverbs, Sayings and P rophecies, relating to Certain Mountains and Rivers in the County of Cumberland , by M.A. Denham, Tracts 7, volume 1, n.d., 1853
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Rare and popular rhymes, proverbs, sayings and prophecies relating to certain mountains and rivers in the county of Cumberland , by M.A. Denham, Denham Tracts no. 7, volume 2, March 1853
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Manuscript Copy of R are and Popular Rhymes, P roverbs, Sayings, Characteristics and R eproaches relating to the Inhabitants of C ertain Towns and Villages, and also to P articular Families and Individuals in the County of Cumberland , by M.A. Denham, Denham Tracts 7, volume 2, n.d., 1853
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Rare and Popular Rhymes, Proverbs, Sayings, C haracteristics and Reproaches relating to the I nhabitants of Certain Towns and V illages, and also to Particular Families and Individuals in the County of Cumberland, by M.A. Denham, Denham Tracts no. 7, volume 3, August 1853
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Manuscript Copy of R hymes, Proverbs and Sayings , in connection with the Border and Feudal periods for Cumberland, by M.A. Denham, Denham Tracts no. 7, volume 3, n.d., 1850
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Rare and Popular Rhymes, Proverbs, S ayings and Characteristics relating to C ertain Towns and Villages in the C ounty of Cumberland , by M.A. Denham, Denham Tracts no. 7, volume 4, December 1853
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Copy of the title page of P opular Rhymes, Proverbs and S ayings of the Isle of Man, by M.A. Denham, Denham Tract no. 8, n.d., 1850
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A collection of Rhymes, Proverbs and S ayings chiefly relating to the Olden Time in the County of Westmorland , with notes and amendments by M.A. Denham, Denham Tracts no. 9, volume 1, December 1850
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Manuscript Copy of Rhymes, Proverbs and S ayings, Chiefly Relating to Olden Times in the County of Westmorland , by M.A. Denham, Denham Tract no. 9, volume 1, 1850
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Rare and Popular Rhymes, Proverbs, Sayings and C haracteristics, Relating to Certain Towns and Villages in the C ounty of Westmorland , with notes and additions by M.A. Denham, Denham Tract no. 9, volume 2, October 1851
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Manuscript copy of Rare and Popular R hymes, Proverbs, Sayings and C haracteristics relating to Certain Towns and Villages in Westmorland , by M.A. Denham, Denham Tract no. 9, volume 2, n.d.
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Folklore: or manners and customs of the north of England by M.A. Denham, Denham Tract no. 10, volume 1, with notes and additions, n.d., 1850
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Manuscript copy of the title page and preface to Folklore: or manners and customs of the north of England , by M.A. Denham, Denham Tract no. 10, volume 1, n.d.
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Folklore: or manners, customs, weather, proverbs, popular charms, juvenile rhymes and ballads in the North of England, by M.A. Denham, with notes and additions, Denham Tract no. 10, volume 2, 1851
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Proof copy of Folklore: or manners, customs, weather, proverbs, popular charms, juvenile rhymes, ballads in the North of England , by M.A. Denham, Denham Tract no. 10, volume 2, 1851
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Folklore: or manners, customs, weather, proverbs, popular charms and juvenile rhymes of the North of England, with notes and additions by M.A. Denham, Denham Tracts no. 10, volume 3, September 1851
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Manuscript copy of Folklore: or manners, customs, weather, proverbs, popular charms and juvenile rhymes in the North of England , by M.A. Denham, Denham Tract no. 10, volume 3, 1851
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Manuscript copy of Folklore: or manners, customs, weather, proverbs, popular charms, juvenile rhymes in the North of England, by M.A. Denham, Denham Tracts no. 10, 1857
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Folklore: or manners, customs, weather, proverbs, popular charms and juvenile rhymes in the North of England, by M.A. Denham, Denham Tract no. 10, volume 4, 1858
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Copy of Folklore: or manners, customs, weather, proverbs, popular charms and juvenile rhymes in the North of England by M.A. Denham, Denham Tract 10, volume 4, 1858
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Manuscript copy of pages 13-32 of Folklore: or manners, customs, weather, proverbs, popular charms and juvenile rhymes of the North of England, by M.A. Denham, Denham Tract no. 10, volume 4, 1852
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Manuscript copy of Folklore: or manners, customs, weather, proverbs, popular charms and juvenile rhymes of the North of England by M.A. Denham, Denham Tracts no. 10, volume 5, n.d.
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Incomplete proof copy of Folklore: or manners, customs, weather, proverbs, popular charms and juvenile rhymes in the North of England, by M.A. Denham, Denham Tracts no. 10, n.d.
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Ghosts, Hobgoblins and Phantasms of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland , by M.A. Denham, with annotations, Denham Tract no. 11, volume 1, 1852
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Ghosts, Hobgoblins and Phantasms of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland , by M.A. Denham, with annotations, Denham Tract 11, volume 2, December 1853
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Manuscript, and part printed, copy of Ghosts, Hobgoblins and Phantasms of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland , with notes and annotations, by M.A. Denham, Denham Tract 11, volume 1, 1852
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Unbound copy of Ghosts, Hobgoblins and P hantasms of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, by M.A. Denham, Denham Tract 11, volume 1, 1852
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Manuscript copy of A few Popular Rhymes, Proverbs and Sayings Relating to Fairies, Witches and Gypsies, by M.A. Denham, Denham Tracts 11, volume 3, December 1851 Includes: a letter from John Fenwick, thanking Denham for a copy of a tract, 10 April 1852
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Proverbial rhymes and sayings for Christmas and the New Year, with annotations and additions, by M.A. Denham, Denham Tracts 11, volume 4, 1853
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Manuscript copy of Proverbial rhymes and sayings for Christmas and the New Year by M.A. Denham, Denham Tracts 11, volume 4
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A Chapter of Cuckoo Cries, by M.A. Denham, Denham Tracts 11, volume 5, with notes and additions, May 1854
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Manuscript copy of A Chapter of Cuckoo Cries, by M.A. Denham, Denham Tracts 11, volume 5
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Manuscript copy of A Revelation or Character, notes relating to charms , by M.A. Denham, Denham Tracts 11, volume 6, 6 July 1854
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Manuscript copy of Ladies' baptismal names, by M.A. Denham, Denham Tracts 11, volume 7, n.d.
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Odd Names and Places in the North of England , by M.A. Denham, Denham Tracts 11, volume 8, September 1856
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Manuscript copy of Hawking and the Chase, by M.A. Denham, Denham Tract 11, volume 9
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A few fragments of fairyology Shewing its Connection with Natural History, by M.A. Denham, Denham Tracts 11, volume 10, January 1859
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Manuscript copy of A Few Fragments of Fairy Folklore, by M.A. Denham, Denham Tracts 11, volume 10, n.d., 1858
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Manuscript copy of Quack Doctor ' s Quarrels: Notes of Miles Barton, of Ormskirk, Surgeon and Apothecary, by M.A. Denham, Denham Tracts 11, volume 19, n.d.
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Rare and Popular Rhymes, Proverbs, Sayings, C haracteristics and Reproaches Relating to the Inhabitants of Certain Towns and Villages and to Families and I ndividuals in Northumberland, by M.A. Denham, Denham Tract 12, volume 1, Percy Rhymes, 1851
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Unbound copy of Popular Rhymes, by M.A. Denham, Denham Tract 12, volume 1, Percy Rhymes, 1854
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Incomplete manuscript copy of Percy Rhymes, by M.A. Denham, Denham Tract 12, volume 1, n.d.
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Folklore of the family of Fenwick of Northumberland, by M.A. Denham, Denham Tract 12, volume 2, 11 June 1852 Attached: part letter from M.A. Denham to Mr. Darnell, discussing a song about Sir John Fenwick, n.d.
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Unbound copy of Popular Rhymes , Durham Tract 12, volume 2, Fenwick Rhymes, 1854
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Manuscript copy of Popular Rhymes, Fenwick Rhymes , by M.A. Denham, Denham Tracts 12, volume 2, n.d.
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Rhymes, Proverbs, Sayings, Reproaches and C haracteristics relating to Hexham and its Inhabitants , by M.A. Denham, Denham Tract 12, volume 3, 1854
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Manuscript copy of Popular Rhymes , by M.A. Denham, Denham Tracts 12, volume 3, 1854
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Rhymes, Proverbs, Sayings, Reproaches and C haracteristics relating to Berwick on Tweed, by M.A. Denham, Denham Tract 12, volume 4, 1855
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Manuscript copy of Popular Rhymes...Berwick on Tweed , by M.A. Denham, Denham Tract 12, volume 4, 1855
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Proverbial Folklore of Newcastle on Tyne , by M.A. Denham, Denham Tracts 12, volume 5, 1855
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Rhymes, Proverbs, Sayings, Reproaches and C haracteristics relating to Newcastle on Tyne, by M.A. Denham, with notes, Denham Tracts 12, volume 5, n.d.
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Manuscript copy of Popular Rhymes of Newcastle on Tyne, Denham Tract 12, volume 5, by M.A. Denham, 1855
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Proverbial folklore on the rivers and mountains of Northumberland , by M.A. Denham, Denham Tract 12, volume 6, 1856
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Unbound copy of Rhymes, P roverbs, Sayings, Reproaches and C haracteristics relating to Newcastle on Tyne, People and Rulers, by M.A. Denham, Denham Tracts 12, volume 5, n.d.
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Manuscript copy of Popular Rhymes, Rivers and Mountains of Northumberland, by M.A. Denham, Denham Tract 12, volume 6, 1856
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Incomplete manuscript of Rhymes, Proverbs, Sayings, Characteristics, Reproaches, Prophecies and S logans relating to Certain Towns and V illages in Northumberland, by M.A. Denham, Denham Tracts 12, n.d.
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Notes on a Roman Imperial bullion coin found at Piercebridge , by M.A. Denham, Denham Tract 13, volume 4, 17 March 1857
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Manuscript copy of the title page and index to Denham Tracts 14, January [n.y.]
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Photocopy of the publication Roman Remains of Carlbury and Coniscliffe ' by M.A. Denham, 1852, n.d.
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Manuscript copy of Archaistic Etymology, part 1 A-C, by M.A. Denham, 1 January 1844
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Manuscript copies of The Old Lodge, Raby Park, by M.A. Denham, 1856
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Manuscript copy of Folklore in Connection with the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ , with a table of contents, by M.A. Denham
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Manuscript copy of Folklore, or Instruments of Legend in C onnection with the Crucifixion, the Elder or Burtree, by M.A. Denham, n.d.
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Manuscript copy of Stanwick, its Earthworks and Dykes , with notes on the word 'wick', and a list of dykes in England, by M.A. Denham, n.d.
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Manuscript copy, entitled A few hurried puffs condensed into a small cloud of archaeological notes and comments on smoking and smoking pipes , by M.A. Denham, n.d.
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Manuscript copy of Legendary Tales of Yorkshire, compiled by M.A. Denham, n.d., including: Prince Oswy and his mother Young Scaw and the serpent of Handale Wood The Hutton Rudby miracle The ghost of Ripon Bone House The Boy of Egremond Nanny Howe and the Devil Legend of Robin Hood Adam Buckhan, a Newcastle song A story of hidden treasure The giant Wade and his wife The tragedy of Sir John Elland of Elland Hall A traditional Rhyme of the Bishoprick of Durham Humshaugh Kirrin, a Northumberland fairy myth The Bishop and the Blacksmith The Legend of Semer Water, a Wensleydale tradition Robin and the Devil Copy letter from William Bassett to Lord Cromwell on the abuse of Holy Wells from the Cotton manuscript E iv fo.238 Elliots of Gorrinberry
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Seasonal rhymes for the month of February, n.d.
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Postscript to an unidentified booklet, by M.A. Denham, n.d.
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Copy of a poem, 'The Percy's profit is the Lucy's loss', by an unidentified author, n.d.
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'An imperfect list of some of the Princes of Rome BC 40 to AD 476 and their cause of death', compiled by M.A. Denham
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Certain proverbs, poems or poesis of the English nation, A-R, possibly by Denham, n.d.
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Facetiae of the Seventeenth Century: Poems and Rhymes, from the Days of Charles I, from the collection of Robert White, The Otterburn Minstrel of Newcastle, n.d.
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Draft letters written by M.A. Denham to the Duke of Northumberland, mentioning the Roman remains at Piercebridge and enclosing copies of his publications and asking for comments, 29 September 1848, April - July 1852
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Copy death certificate of Michael Aislabie Denham, of Piercebridge, shopkeeper, died, aged 58, 10 September 1859
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Photographs and drawings (Ref: D/X 1338/127-142)

Photograph of an elderly gentleman, possibly Michael Aislabie Denham, from a daguerreotype, in the possession of Miss Gordon, n.d.
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Photograph of M.A. Denham's house at Piercebridge, n.d.
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Photograph of the front door of the house belonging to M.A. Denham, Piercebridge, n.d.
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Drawing of the Bailey Gate of the new castle, Newcastle on Tyne, by John Storey, from a drawing by Mr. Jefferson, in the possession of Thomas Bell, n.d.
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Copy drawing of Castle Hill and High Castle, Newcastle on Tyne, 1611; a copy of an engraving of Newcastle on Tyne, showing The Exchange, Westgate, St. John's Church, the Castle and St. Nicholas' Church, by Samuel and Nathaniel Buck, 1745, n.d.
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Engraving, entitled: The Life of a Working Man, Scene II, The Realisation , no. 5, in the series Progress of Temperance , by F. Wilson, n.d., 1840s
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Drawing of the north end of the Moot Hall, Newcastle, by George Bourchier Richardson, n.d., 1850s; plan of the Castle and part of the western wall, between the Blackgate and second gate, Newcastle on Tyne, taken from Isaac Thompson's plan of Newcastle, 1746, n.d., 1850s
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Printed sketch of The Castle, Newcastle on Tyne, by W. Hylton-Dyer Longstaffe, 1859
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Copy engraving of 'a painting on a panel of the fourteenth century', part of the decoration of an altar discovered in Norwich Cathedral in 1847; a newspaper cutting, from an unidentified newspaper, describing a relic of the jawbone of St. Thomas, presented to the church by Dr. Hogarth, Bishop of Hexham, n.d.
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Drawing of a portion of the chapel wall at the Old Farm House, Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, n.d.
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Drawings of a tower in Langley Dale, n.d.
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Copy drawings of axe heads, discovered in France, n.d.
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Sketch of a coat of arms, used in the Denham booklets, n.d.
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Engraving of a coat of arms of the Hylton family, by W. Hylton Longstaffe, n.d.
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In memoriam card of Mrs. Mary Watson, of New Shildon, who died,, aged 58, 10 November 1850
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Wax seal of the town of Appleby, Cumberland, and notes on the inscription, n.d.
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Newspaper cuttings (Ref: D/X 1338/143-152)

The Darlington and Stockton Times , no. 27, Saturday 1 April 1848
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Newspaper cuttings from various newspapers, collected by M.A. Denham, including:


Local and district news, Durham Advertiser, 24 July n.y.


Brief biography of Mr. Smith O'Brian, born Dromoland, Co. Clare, Ireland, 1803 and the history of the O'Brian family, in an unidentified newspaper, n.d.


Popular Songs of France and Switzerland, Durham Advertiser, n.d., 1850s


The note from Moniteur du Calvados , concerning a man who left the rope with which he hanged himself, July 1857


'A fortune-teller in Trouble', Isaac J. Ransbury, arrested in Liverpool for obtaining money under false pretences, in an unidentified newspaper, September 1857


A fortune-teller's victim, Isaac Rushworth, the Leeds wizard, and his threats to harm Kitty Littlewood, if any harm should come to himself.


The Wizard Harrison, more Leeds fortune-tellers concerning the case of Littlewood, Chapman and Rushworth at Wakefield Court House, 1857


Belief in Witchcraft in Surrey, n.d., 1850s


More witch stories


Popular superstitions


Giants in those days


A Yorkshireman of past age, a tale of Sir William Ingleby


Weights and measures in different localities in the U.K.


The Lambton curse


Kiplingcotes, tumuli on the Yorkshire Wolds


Hippophay in Paris, a meal in Paris with horse meat


Disgraceful act of sacrilege on the tomb of Lord Neville, in the south aisle of Durham Cathedral, September 1857


A list of addition subscriptions of the relief of the sufferers by the late calamitous fire in Alnwick


Newspaper cuttings relating to articles and publications written by M.A. Denham


Newspaper cutting taken from Durham Advertiser , concerning manners and customs in the North of England, Shrove Tyde Rhymes, Magpie Rhymes, The Calgarth Skull, Cuckoo Rhymes, July 1850


Newspaper cutting from the Illustrated Chronicle concerning Christmas observances, 1851


Newspaper cutting from the Durham Advertiser , concerning rhymes, proverbs, etc. of Cumberland, 30 December 1853


Newspaper cutting, probably from the Durham Advertiser, on ladies' baptismal names, September 1856


Newspaper cutting, probably from the Durham Advertiser , on an Imperial Roman bullion coin found at Piercebridge, 7 March 1857


Corrected proof for an article on 'Seasonable information on Ghosts', December 1853


Newspaper cutting, possibly from the Illustrated Chronicle , entitled: Slogans of the North of England, October 1850


Letters to the Editor, concerning M.A. Denham and his articles, published in various newspapers, including The Durham Advertiser, n.d. Enclosed in a booklet on Pictures of Olden Time by M.A. Denham, n.d.
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Newspaper cuttings, entitled "Archaeology Week at Newcastle", in the Gateshead Observer, 28 August, 4 September 1852
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Newspaper cutting, concerning the Yorkshire Archaeological Society visit to Richmond, in the Durham Advertiser, 16 [September] 1853
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Newspaper cutting of a letter to the Editor of The Gateshead Observer , from Robert White, concerning the painting of the Bewcastle Obelisk, concerning replies to comments made by a Mr. Maughan on White's supposed transcription of Runes, and concerning the Society of Antiquaries, 25 October 1856
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Newspaper cuttings, entitled 'A tour in the year 1785 through the counties of Durham, York, Westmorland and Cumberland', from The Durham Advertiser, 1857
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Notice of the death of M.A. Denham in the Durham County Advertiser, 16 September 1859
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Newspaper cutting on Fishlake Church, Yorkshire, from the Durham Advertiser , 30 [-] 1857
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Newspaper cutting, from an unidentified newspaper, of a cartoon entitled 'The Flight of the Bear', n.d.
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William Bainbridge (Ref: D/X 1338/153-158)

'A comparison of the great English and French revolutions', being an abstract of a paper read before the Literary and Philosophical Society of Newcastle, by William Bainbridge, on 5 March 1844, and reprinted from the Newcastle Chronicle, 6 April 1844 (1 booklet) Thomas Bates Thomas Bates was born in Northumberland in 1775. His main interest was cattle and he bred a herd of cattle known as Bates Shorthorns. He lived in Halton Castle, Northumberland, purchased Ridley Hall, Northumberland, in 1818 for £12,000 and sold it in 1826 to Rev. N.I. Hollingsworth, Rector of Haltwhistle, Northumberland. Bates continued to live at Ridley Hall until 1830.


"Letter to the Lord Bishop of Durham in consequence of the letter of the Rev. N.I. Hollingsworth, Rector of Boldon, relative to the sale and purchase of Ridley Hall Estate, Northumberland", by Thomas Bates, late of Ridley Hall, concerning charges of dishonesty and perjury against Rev. N.I. Hollingsworth, 3 September 1830 (1 volume, card bound) John Bell He was the son of John Bell of Gateshead, land surveyor. He was born in 1783 and died in 1864. He was a collector of songs and poems.


Chronicle of the family of Percy , edited by 'J[ohn] B[ell]', October 1845
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Fragments of rhymes from the manuscript collection of John Bell, Gateshead, 12 October 1848
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Extracts of rhymes, with notes on the family of Aislebie, from the manuscript collection of John Bell, Gateshead, 1848 (1 paper) Thomas Crofton Croker T.C. Croker, an Irish antiquary, was born in 1798 and died in 1854. He was the author of several publications on folk tales and fairytales.


'Notes on various discoveries of gold plates chiefly' in the south of Ireland', by T. Crofton Croker, from the Collectanea Antiqua, Volume III, 1854
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Frederick Douglass (Ref: D/X 1338/159-176)

'Review of the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Written by Himself', reprinted from The Newcastle Guardian, 11 July 1846 (1 booklet) John Fenwick John Fenwick lived in Ellison Place and Summerhill Grove, Newcastle on Tyne.


Obituaries of Newcastle worthies, with a foreword by John Fenwick, and published for Emmerson Charnley, Bigg Market, Newcastle on Tyne, bookseller, n.d. Includes: James Losh, 1762-1833, recorder of Newcastle, vice-president of the Literary and Philosophical Society, born at Woodside, Carlisle, Cumberland, and died at Greta Bridge, Yorkshire; John Bruce, 1775-1834, Master of the Percy Street Academy and vice-president of the Schoolmasters' Association; Robert Hopper Williamson, 1754-1836, barrister at law and Temporal Chancellor of County Durham; Rev. Robert Wasney, M.A., 1778-1836, curate of St. Thomas' Chapel, Newcastle on Tyne, 1836
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Obituary of Charles Newby Wawn, 1782-1840, President of the Newcastle on Tyne Religious Tract and Benevolent Societies, from the Newcastle Chronicle, 30 May 1840
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Memorial, and letter, sent by the Baptist Church, New Court, Newcastle on Tyne, to the Senate of Hamburg and to the King of Denmark, in support of their persecuted brethren in Hamburg and Copenhagen, printed by M.A. Richardson, with a foreword by John Fenwick, 26 December 1843
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The Gathering Ode of the Fenwyke of Northumberland, a brief history of the family of Fenwick and an ode to a call of arms to the Fenwick family , published by Emmerson Charnley, with a foreword by John Fenwick, Summerhill Grove, Newcastle on Tyne, 25 March 1843 Inscribed: 'The gift of John Fenwick of Nova Castro sup Tynam to M. Aislabie Denham of Piercebridge'
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Biographical sketch of John Trotter Brockett of Albion Place, Newcastle, with a foreword by John Fenwick, printed for Emerson Charnley by T. & J. Hodgson, Newcastle 1843 John Trotter Brockett, an attorney, collector of books and coins, was born in Witton Gilbert; Secretary of the Literary and Philosophical Society and of the Society of Antiquities; died 12 October 1842, aged 54
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Obituary notice of William Anthony Hails, 1765-1845, shipwright and schoolmaster , 1845 Includes: dedication to John Dean of Staindrop by John Fenwick, 11 Ellison Place, Newcastle on Tyne, 25 September 1845
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Review of Sidney Gibson's History of the Monastery of Tynemouth , from the Newcastle Guardian, 21 March 1846 Includes: an autograph of John Fenwick
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Review of a History of the Baptist Churches in the North of England, 1648-1845 , by David Douglas, taken from the Newcastle Guardian, 25 April 1846 Includes: brief biographical sketches of William Henry Angus; Mr. Tillman of Hexham, Northumberland; Henry Blackett of Bitchburn, and Mr. R.C. Whitfield of Hamsterley, by John Fenwick
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Obituary notice of the life and ministry of Rev. John Mack of Serampore, 1846 Rev. J. Mack was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, 1797, was a Baptist minister, and died at Serampore, India, 1845
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Dialogue between the North and South Tyne Rivers in Northumberland; a poetic description of the Darwent and Allen , with a foreword by John Fenwick, 11 March 1850
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Letters between James Ellis and Walter Scott, 22 February 1812 - 3 April 1813, printed by George Bourchier Richardson, n.d. Inscribed: 'The gift of John Fenwick de Novo Castra Sup Tynam to M. Aislabie Denham of Piercebridge, July 1850'
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A genealogy of the family of Radcliffe of Dilston in Northumberland , compiled by the late James Ellis of Otterburn Castle, with a foreword by John Fenwick, 8 August 1850 Includes: pedigree of Radcliffe of Dilston
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Treasure T rove in Northumberland , containing articles on the Corbridge Lanx, the Thorngrafton Coins, an appendix on places and place names in Northumberland by A.W., and a foreword by John Fenwick, imprinted by George Bourchier Richardson, Clayton Street West, Newcastle on Tyne, 1851
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Inscription on a tablet in the Abbey Church of Hexham, to the memory of Edward Fenwick of Hexham, and Newcastle on Tyne, Northumberland, saddler, 1758-1839 , with a foreword by John Fenwick, 11 Ellison Place, Newcastle, 11 July 1852
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The protest of certain Lords against the Bill of Attainder of Sir John Fenwick of Wallington, Northumberland, who was executed for treason, 1696, containing a brief biography of Sir John Fenwick , 18 April 1854 The volume was dedicated to Ralph Neville Fenwick, grandson of John Fenwick, imprinted by George Bourchier Richardson
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Obituaries of some of the more distinguished members of the Literary and Philosophical Society of Newcastle on Tyne, noted in the reports of the Committee, 1844-1851 , edited by John Fenwick, a foreword by John Fenwick, 6 April 1857 Includes: John Buddle (1773-1843), colliery viewer and civil engineer; William Robertson; George Burnett (1772-1847); George Stephenson (1781-1848); Alderman Archbold; Sir Cuthbert Sharp (1781-1849); Charles William Bigge (1773-1849, High Sheriff of Northumberland, and President of the Society (1838-1849); Dr. William Reid Clanny (1770-1850), who developed the safety lamp; Thomas Hodgson
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Treasure Trove in Northumberland , compiled by John Fenwick, 16 April 1857, imprinted by George Bourchier Richardson, Clayton Street West, Newcastle, n.d. Includes: The Corbridge Lanx: a large Roman dish discovered near Corbridge, Northumberland, in 1735; The Thorngrafton Coins: Roman coins discovered at Thorngrafton, near Haltwhistle, Northumberland, 8 August 1837; Enclosed: a letter from John Fenwick, Newcastle on Tyne, to Mr. Denham, thanking him for his letter and enclosure, n.d.
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W. Garrett, d. 1857 (Ref: D/X 1338/177-178)

An account of the great floods in the Rivers Tyne, Tees, Wear, Eden, etc. in 1771 and 1815, with the names of the principal sufferers in Northumberland, the amount of their estimates, and of the drainage done in each township; and an account of the subscriptions made for their relief in 1771, and an account of the eruption of the Solway Moss , by W. Garrett Includes: notes and additions in manuscript, and a newspaper cutting from an unidentified newspaper on the death of W. Garrett, 1857, n.d.
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Photocopy of extracts from An account of the Great Floods in the Rivers Tyne, Tees, Wear, Eden, in 1771 and 1815, and an account of the eruption of the Solway Moss , compiled by W. Garrett, n.d. Includes: an obituary of Mr. Garrett who died 28 December 1857, n.d.
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D.H.H. (Ref: D/X 1338/179-187)

The Saxon Cross at Bewcastle, a description and interpretation of the inscriptions on the cross , compiled by D.H.H., n.d. (1 booklet) James Orchard Halliwell J.O. Halliwell, who was born in 1820 and died in 1889, was an English Shakespearian scholar


Printed notice, entitled Garlands, Penny Histories , mentioning that J.O. Halliwell of Avenue Lodge, Brixton Hill, Surrey, will pay a good price for any copies of garlands, penny histories, and merriments, 14 June 1847
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A New L ife of William Shakespeare Founded on Recently Discovered Documents Containing All the Anecdotes and Traditions Respecting the Poet , by J.O. Halliwell, 21 December 1847 On reverse: notice of the recent publication of a Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words F rom the Reign of Edward I , by J.O. Halliwell, and a letter to Denham concerning his membership of the Percy Society, n.d. (1 paper) James Hardy James Hardy was a naturalist and secretary of the Berwickshire Naturalists' Society


Manuscript copy of Popular Rhymes and Sayings in the C ounties of Northumberland and Durham, by James Hardy, n.d.
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Words, Phrases and Sayings of the Northern Counties , by James Hardy, n.d.
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Manuscript copy of Traditions of the Wild Animals of Berwickshire, by James Hardy, n.d.
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Notes on Edward I at Berwick, 1290-1292 , by James Hardy, n.d.
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Notes on Christ and the Crucifixion , by James Hardy, n.d. (9 papers) Henry Heavisides, 1791-1870 Printer, poet and polemicist


Lines to the memory of Robert Burns , spoken at the Stockton Centenary Dinner given in honour of Burns on 25 January 1859, by Henry Heavisides, 1859
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George Henderson (Ref: D/X 1338/188-196)

Winter Rhymes , by George Henderson, a collection of poems by various unidentified poets on the theme of winter, 1856 (1 booklet) William Hylton Dyer Longstaffe, 1825-1898 Solicitor and author of A History of Darlington


Notes from Northumbria, by William Hylton Longstaffe, n.d. Includes: extracts from the burial register of Durham Cathedral 1627-1796; St. Nicholas' Durham: 1609-1630; Bishopwearmouth, St. Michael: baptisms, 1583-1679; marriages, 1639-1666; burials, 1579-1749, churchwardens' accounts, 1662-1688; St. John, Newcastle on Tyne: burial registers, 1588-1589; Medomsley: baptisms, 1681-1777, marriages, 1614-1733, burials, 1610-1748
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Gatherings for a Garland of Bishoprick Blossoms , by William Hylton Longstaffe, n.d. Includes: the tale of the Sockburn Worm, the Brawn of Weardale, and wolves in Weardale, Fairies at Middridge, legends of worms at Hylton, Durham, Gainford and Lambton, The Ferryhill Tragedy, notes on the Bowes family, The rising in the north, The saint of Finchale
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Parentalius Memoranda, lineage and alliances of the Allans of Staffordshire and Blackwell, the Hyltons of Westmorland and South Durham, and the Clervaux and Chaytor families of Croft, Richmondshire , by W. Hylton Longstaffe, dedicated to Henry Chaytor of Croft, Richmondshire, 1852 Includes: Allan of Buckenhall & Brockhouse, Staffordshire, Darlington and Blackwell, Co. Durham, and Barton, Yorkshire; Allan of Allan's Flatts; Royal descent of the Lords of Blackwell; Prescott of Darlington and Blackwell; Pedigrees of Helton, Hylton or Hilton of Helton-Bacon, Burton and Ormside, Westmoreland, Hilton in Staindrop Stranton and Darlington; Hylton of Westmoreland; Descendants of Nicholas Hylton; Hilton of Dyons, Stockton co-heirs of Alwent; Hylton of Killerby; Hilton of Denton; Clervaux of York, Croft and Cowton, Yorkshire, and Darlington; Chaytors of Croft and Butterby; Descendants of Agnes Chaytor of Croft; Royal descent of Clervaux
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A History of Hylton Castle, County Durham , by W. Hylton Longstaffe, 1849
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The Hylton Chaplets of F ugitive Leaves and Fading F lowers, an Observation of Martial M ottos, by W. Hylton Longstaffe, n.d.
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Pages from A History of Darlington , by W. Hylton Longstaffe, with corrections and notes, n.d., c.1854
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Three Doly Ditties on Darlington, including Lord Darlington, an ancient ballad; Lord Darlington and Little Musgrove; Prince Robert [edited by William H.D. Longstaffe], n.d. (2 papers) Auguste Moutier, 1831-1903 A. Moutier was a member of la Societe de Archeologie de Rambouillet


Part of an article entitled Frankish sepulchral remains, from an unidentified publication, by Auguste Moutier, n.d.
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Robert Roxby (Ref: D/X 1338/197)

The Lay of The Reedwater Minstrel , illustrated with notes, historical and explanatory, by Robert Roxby, 1832 Includes: The Dirge of Connel, and an account of John Hall of Otterburne, executed for treason at Tyburn, 13 July 1716
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Harry M. Scarth (Ref: D/X 1338/198)

Part of a publication, entitled Wroxeter, the Roman Urioconium, by Harry M. Scarth, n.d.
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William Robson Scott, M.D. (Ref: D/X 1338/199-200)

A pedigree of the family of Scott of Stokoe in the parish of Symonburn, Northumberland, 1288-1849 , compiled by William Robson Scott, M.D., Tracts on Topography, Genealogy, Dialects etc., no. XVII, 1852 Includes: a letter from John Fenwick, Newcastle on Tyne, to A. Denham, enclosing a copy of the pedigree, 25 October 1852 (1 booklet) Charles Roach Smith, 1807-1890 C.R. Smith was born in Shanklin, on the Isle of Wight. He was an antiquarian and the author of Inventorium Sepulchrale, 1856


Collectanea Atiqua , a list of subscribers, and etchings and notices of ancient remains, illustrative of the habits, customs, and history of past ages by Charles Roach Smith, vol. iv, 1857 Only the plates have been found
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J.R. Smith (Ref: D/X 1338/201-208)

Pilgrims' S igns, an Article on Religious S igns or Tokens used by Person on a P ilgrimage, by J.R. Smith, n.d. (3 papers) Rev. Charles Wellbeloved Charles Wellbeloved was a scholar and historian. He was minister of St. Saviour Gate Unitarian Chapel, York, between 1806 and 1858. He died in 1858. He was a founder of the Mechanics' Institute in York, wrote a guide to York Minster, and was Principal of Manchester College


A Descriptive A ccount of the Antiquities in the G rounds and in the Museum of Yorkshire Philosophical Society , by the Curator of the Antiquities, by Rev. Charles Wellbeloved, 6 April 1852 Includes: antiquities in the grounds of the Yorkshire Philosophical Society; antiquities in the lower room of the Hospitum; antiquities in the upper room of the Hospitum; antiquities in the hall and theatre of the museum Includes: a letter from C. Wellbeloved, York, to an unidentified person, discussing Roman antiquities, including a brass of the emperor Trojan found in York, and coins of Constantine and his family, 19 May 1853 (1 volume, card bound) Robert White Robert White was born in Roxburghshire, Scotland, in 1802. He died in 1875


The Tynemouth Nun, a P oem, With Notes, by Robert White, 1829 Includes: a letter from Robert White, 9 Claremont Place, Newcastle on Tyne, to Aislabie Denham, concerning his absence from High Bridge on the occasion of Mr. Denham's visit and invites him [Denham] and Mrs. Loadman to Claremont Place, 13 July 1854
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The Wind, a poem by Robert White, 1853
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The Wind , a poem by Robert White, 1853 Includes: a letter from Robert White, to A[islabie] Denham, enclosing a copy of the Rebellion, and The Wind, 23 December 1853
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England, A P oem, by Robert White, 1857
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The Battle of Flodden, 9 September 1513, by Robert White, reprinted from Archaeologia Aeliana, volume III, new series, 1859
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Article on Robert Burns, by Robert White, taken from T he Gateshead Observer, 22 January 1859
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W.M. Wylie (Ref: D/X 1338/209)

Part of an article, entitled Researches and Discoveries , including the graves of the Alemanni at Oberflacht in Suabia, by W.M. Wylie, reprinted from Archaeologia, vol. XXXVI, n.d.
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Chambers Miscellany (Ref: D/X 1338/210-216)

Scottish Traditional Stories , including Grizel Cochrane; Bruntfield; King Robert's Bowl; The Bonnie Earl of Moray; An Incident in the Queensberry Family; Sir Robert Innes, from Chambers Miscellany of Useful and Entertaining Tracts , no. 92, n.d., 1840s
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An account of the gypsies, their origins and first appearance in Europe, from Chambers Miscellany of Useful and Entertaining Tracts , no. 139, n.d., 1840s
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Traditionary Tales of Tweedale , including The Maid of Neidpath; Burnet of Castlehill; Helen Symington; Neil MacLaren; The First Earl of Traquair; Allan Scott; The Border Widow, from Chambers Miscellany of Useful and Entertaining Tracts , no. 90, n.d., 1840s
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The Ballad of Chevy Chase; The Beggar ' s Daughter of Bethnal Green, Chambers Miscellany of Useful and Entertaining Tracts , no. 23, n.d., 1840s
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The Heir of Lunne, and other ballads, including The Murder of Caerlaveroc; The Eve of St. John; Sir Patrick Spens; The Mermaid; The Nut-Brown Maid; from Chambers Miscellany of Useful and Entertaining Tracts , no. 77, n.d., 1840s
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The Last Earl of Derwentwater, a Story of the Rebellion of 1715, Chambers Miscellany of Useful and Entertaining Tracts, no. 35, n.d., 1840s
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The Hermit of Warkworth and Other Ballads, from Chambers Miscellany of Useful and Entertaining Tracts, No. 39, n.d. 1840s
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Nelsons British Library of Tracts (Ref: D/X 1338/217-218)

The Gunpowder Plot , Nelson's British Library of Tracts for the People, no. XLIX, n.d., 1840s
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Memorial Trees of Great Britain , a collection of tales including: The Hatfield Oak; Queen Elizabeth's Oak; Queen Mary's Thorn; The Winfield Oak; Queen Mary's Ash; The Gospel Beech; The Gospel Oak; The Fortingal Yew; The Oak of Elderslie; Glendour's Oak; The Ankerwyke Oak; Anne Boleyn's Oak; The Ampthill Oak; Lady Marian's Tree; from Nelsons British Library of Tracts for the People, n.d.
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A Prayer Book for Families and Private Persons, upon various subjects and occasions , printed in Falkirk, Scotland, n.d., late 17thc.
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Alexander and the King of Egypt , a mock play as it is acted by The Mummers, every Christmas, printed by T. Wilson, Whitehaven, Cumberland, n.d.
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A list of paupers belonging to the township of Piercebridge, receiving poor relief, 25 February 1829
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A list of persons in the township of Piercebridge claiming the vote for the Southern Division of the County of Durham, M. Aislabie Denham, Overseer, 1837
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List of persons in the township of Piercebridge entitled to vote in the Southern Division of the County of Durham, 16 and 19 August 1839
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A list of persons in the township of Piercebridge, entitled to vote in the Southern Division of the County, M. Aislabie Denham and Thomas Wilson, overseers, 1846
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Historical N otices of Naworth Castle, Brampton, Carlisle, Cumberland, with a F aithful Account of its Destruction by F ire on 18 May 1844 , with drawings by W.H. Nutter, engraved by J. MacMillan, and published in The Carlisle Journal, by J.S., 25 May 1844
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Notes on The Faussett collection of Anglo-Saxon antiquities, published in the Collectanae Antiqua, volume III, 1854
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Notes on instruments in flint, n.d.; Cairns in the Bosphorus, 1856; Northern Members of the Percy Society , 1840; frontispiece for A Parochial Gazetteer of Durham, Northumberland and Newcastle on Tyne, and Bewick , by Alfred Octavius Bell, n.d.; Open Letter to Prospective Customers by W. Barrington & Co., Stockton on Tees, 8 August 1856
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The Pedigree, sung to the tune O Polly is a Sad Slut; The Yorkshire Jockey; A Very Cold Lover; The Braes of Yarrow, by W. Hamilton; The Invitation; The Fumblers Rant; Maggie' s Toucher, Merry Beggars; The Archers' March; The Quack Doctor; The Two Babes in the Wood; On the Battle of Audenarde, On the Italian Singers, n.d. A toucher is a dowry brought by a woman to her husband on marriage
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The Monthly Chronicle of North Country Lore and Legend , volume II, no. 12, including: John Forster: A Sketch by W. Lockey Harle The Volunteer Movement in the North Men of Mark Twixt Tyne and Tweed by Richard Welford Charles Attwood, the Radical Ironmaster The Northumbrian Burr Robin of Risingham Lord Byron at Seaham The North Country Garland of Song, by John Stokoe, 'Jock O' the Syde' Brinkburn Priory Views of Lanchester John Gully, Pugilist and Legislator The Streets of Newcastle, Pilgrim Street The Murder of Nicholas Fairles Hylton and the Hyltons North Country Obituaries: Bertram Paget Ord; Robert Carverhill; John Lowry; John Patterson; William Lawther; William Robinson Lund; Rev. Thomas Nattrass; John A. Wiggins; George A. Middlemiss; John Caldwell; John Pybus; Rev. E.L. Pincott, vicar of Bolam; William Smith; William Cairns Hardy; Rev. Henry Oakley; S.B. Coxon; David Kaye; George Scott Wallace; Robert Potts; Mrs. Webb; Christopher Banks; C. Macnally; Robinson Mitchell of Cockermouth, Cumberland; John William Brown, Provincial Grand Tyler of Freemasons for Durham; Archibald McNeill; Wilkinson Rowell; John Oldroyd Records of events, December 1887 - January 1888, February 1888
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Stephen Hollin, of Cald Nockles: A Genuine Ghost Tale of the Last Century , from an unidentified publication, n.d.
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Paper concerning the plague in Richmond, Yorkshire, by Dr. Smith of Easby, Yorkshire, n.d.
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A Petition of the towne of Richmond for an augmentation to their minister ; letter from Archbishop Parker concerning Archbishop Tunstall's burial, 18 November 1559; part of an article on copies of records Newcastle on Tyne, [1334]; [1336], n.d.
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Temperance Dream , related at a temperance meeting held at Todmorden, West Yorkshire, printed by J. Livesey, Preston, Lancashire, n.d.
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A Stalk of Rosemary Blossoms, with accompanying notes on the song Lavender's Blue; and Betty Martin of the Bishoprick , an epitaph over the demise of Elizabeth Martin of Monkwearmouth Shore, Sunderland, who died 20 January 1820, age 92, n.d.
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Index to an unidentified book, n.d.
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