Fair copy by Robert Anderson of his Cumberland ballads

Archive Collection

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.

Conditions Governing Access

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.


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

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