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[Sabine Baring-Gould, antiquarian and folklorist.] Autograph Letter Signed ('S. Baring Gould') to 'Arthur' [his half-brother Arthur Baring-Gould, curate of St Peter's, Brixham], regarding Cecil Sharp's desire to 'tap your fishermen for songs'.

Author: 
Sabine Baring-Gould (1834-1924), antiquarian, folklorist and Anglican priest [his half-brother Arthur Baring-Gould (c.1865-1955), curate of St Peter’s, Brixham; Cecil Sharp (1859-1924)]
Publication details: 
Lew Trenchard, N. Devon. 10 August 1904.
£60.00

1p., 12mo. In good condition, lightly aged.; Written in a close, difficult hand. The letter begins: 'My dear Arthur | Cecil Sharp of the Conservatoire Hampstead is with me, & would much like to run to Brixham on Saturday & tap your fishermen for songs. He will stay over to Monday.' The final two sentences are not entirely legible. Having been a barrister before entering the church, Arthur Baring-Gould served as chaplain at Parkhurst and Dartmoor prisons.

[Suzanne Hughes, widow of the Irish musicologist Herbert Hughes.] Autograph Letter Signed ('Suzanne') to Sylvia Lynd

Author: 
Suzanne Hughes, widow of the Irish composer and musicologist Herbert Hughes (1882-1937) [Maire Gaster [née Maire Lynd] (1912-1990), daughter of Irish nationalist writers Robert Lynd and Sylvia Lynd]
Publication details: 
5 Cissbury Drive, Findon Valley, Worthing, Sussex. 13 July 1937.
£45.00

4pp., 12mo. Bifolium with mourning border. In good condition, on lightly-aged paper. Following her husband's death, she writes 'I have been trying to find my way through, so that I might be able to do as Herbert would wish, and make up to the children for what they have lost. [...] I am so glad now to think of the years we had in Kerry where Herbert was able to do what he liked best of all'. From the Lynd Archive, and with note at head of first page from Maire Gaister (daughter of Robert and Sylvia Lynd): 'Widow of Herbert Hughes, who collected Irish songs orally.'

[War Office publication.] Memorandum for Medical Officers on Acute Ulcerative Gingivitis and Stomatitis. 1941. ['(Synonyms Vincent's Infection, Ulcero-Membranous Stomatitis, Fuso-Spirochaetal Stomatitis, Trench Mouth, etc.)']

Author: 
['By Command of the Army Council'] [The War Office, Whitehall; Second World War; British government publications]
Publication details: 
'The War Office [Whitehall], 7th May, 1941.' ['Notified in A.C.Is.']
£45.00

4pp., 12mo. Bifolium. In fair condition, on lightly aged and creased paper. Headings: General Description; Diagnosis; Symptoms; Treatment; Preventive Methods. Scarce: no copy in the Wellcome Library or on COPAC, and only two copies on OCLC WorldCat. From a small archive of material belonging to Daphne Kayton of the Royal Army Medical Corps. From a small archive of material belonging to Daphne Kayton of the Royal Army Medical Corps.

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