Fair copy by Robert Anderson of his Cumberland ballads

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Eng. poet. e. 172-3
  • Dates of Creation
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      2 shelfmarks. Bound by C. Thurnham, Carlisle, in half calf, marbled boards

Scope and Content

Fair copy by Robert Anderson of his Cumberland ballads, dedicated to P.H. Howard of Corby Castle, 1823. The second volume includes a glossary of the Cumbrian dialect; tunes by Anderson for Cumberland ballads; and songs by Susanna Blamire (dedicated to P.H. Howard) copied out by Anderson.

Administrative / Biographical History

Robert Anderson (1770-1833) was a Cumbrian poet. See the Dictionary of National Biography for further information.

Access Information

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/specialcollections).

Acquisition Information

Bought, H.T. Jantzen, cat. 71 (1967), 27.


Collection level description created by Susan Thomas, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. II, nos. 46505-6.


See Anderson's Cumberland ballads and songs ed. T. Ellwood (Ulverston, 1904).

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