Obituaries and memorials

Scope and Content

This file mostly relates to Sharp's death but also includes some miscellaneous material.


-Christmas cards (containing sheet music of folk songs) and some flyers for events by the English Folk Dance Society

-memorials, tributes and obituaries collected as newspaper cuttings, as well as an offprint from Folk Lore, 30 Sep 1924, and a memorial issue E.F.D.S. News, dated Nov 1924

-cutting of a review of Sharp, C.J. (1907) English folk-songs: some conclusions. London: Simpkin & Co. which was published in The Musical Herald, 1 Nov 1907

-three letters from W.H. Bonham-Carter of Thorold, Brodie, dated between 13-17 Mar 1930, concerning Oppé's duty as one of the executors of Sharp's estate

-material relating to the Cecil Sharp Memorial Fund (also known as the Merry England Appeal), including notes from a speech given by Oppé to raise awareness of the fund, some promotional booklets, including issues of the English Folk Dance Society newsletter and several newspaper cuttings about the project and related events

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