Eastern Counties Folklore Society: Records

Scope and Content

1. Notes on the records of the Society, compiled by L.F. Newman, undated.

2. Minute book of the Society, 1932-1939.

3. Envelope containing a collection of notes, cuttings and photographs concerning the Plough Monday celebrations in Cambridgeshire villages, sent by Dr A.C. Bouquet, 1933-1935.

4. Envelope containing notes and cuttings on local folklore, including extracts from entries in a competition for Women's Institutes of Huntingdonshire, sent by Col. C.F. Tebbutt, 1935-1936.

5. Envelope containing notes on local folklore sent by Kenneth Jackson, 1936-1939.

6. Envelope containing notes on local folklore sent by E. M. Wilson, 1936.

7. Envelope containing photographs and cuttings relating to Good Friday skipping on Paker's Piece, collected by H.H. Brindley and presented to the society in 1936.

8. Envelope containing notes on the folklore of Wiggenhall St. Peter, presented to Edward M. Wilson by E.G. Bales, 1936.

9. Envelope containing summaries of entries for the Women's Institute competition 'Village Tales', 1936.

10. Copy of an order abolishing Stourbridge Fair, 1934, with a covering letter from Edward Wilson to Kenneth Jackson, 1938.

11. Envelope containing items relating to local folklore, sent by Charles Lucas of Burwell, c.1933.

12. Envelope containing miscellaneous papers, including notes on the gypsy's grave on the Newmarket-Bury St. Edmond's road, sent by John Saltmarsh, c.1934-1937.

13. Paper, 'Assault and Battery in Country Life', by L.F. Newman, read to the Cambridge Folk Museum Association General Meeting, 1954.

14. Envelope containing the typescript 'Some Essex Customs', read to the Society by the President, L.F. Newman, 1936; articles in the Cambridge Public Library Record by L.F. Newman: 'Some note on the folklore of Cambridgeshire and the Eastern Counties' (January 1936) and 'Some Notes on life in East Anglian Villages in the early part of the Nineteenth Century' (October 1938).

15. Envelope containing miscellaneous items relating to local folk-lore, sent by various persons.

16. Envelope containing two copies of an article from The Farmer's Home on the making of corn dollies, 5 Oct. 1937.

17. Copy of Walter Rye's Norfolk Songs, Stories and Sayings, 1897.

18. Copy of Walter Rye's The Recreations of a Norfolk Antiquary, 1920.

19. Copy of The Norfolk Almanac and Record, 1929.

20. Reprint of L.F. Newman, 'Folklore and History', Proceedings of the Scottish Anthropological and Folklore Society, 5, no. 2 (1955), a condensed version of the Jim Thurn Memorial Lecture, 1954.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Eastern Counties Folklore Society flourished in the 1930s, during which time its president was L.F. Newman.

Access Information

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Deposited by the Society, December 1955.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

Other Finding Aids

Additional Manuscripts Catalogue.