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Thomas Ordish

Thomas Ordish manuscript

Thomas Fairman Ordish (1855-1924)

Born in Brompton, Middlesex, Thomas Fairman Ordish was educated privately and by the age of 15 employed as a publisher’s clerk before moving on to same role at the Patent Office in London where he was to work for the rest of his life. During that time he developed passionate interests in such topics as London antiquities and social life, Shakespeare, early London theatres, and subsequently traditional drama. He was not a ‘professional’ academic but filled his leisure time by researching and writing on a variety of topics which interested him. The mummers’ play and sword dance drew him towards folklore and in 1886 he was elected a member of the Folklore Society in which he played an active part until 1909.

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TFO Thomas Fairman Ordish Collection of Folk Drama

 

Thomas Fairman Ordish Collection of Folk Drama

Thomas Fairman Ordish Manuscript Collection (TFO)
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TFO/1 County Folders  

 

County Folders

Thomas Fairman Ordish Manuscript Collection (TFO/1)
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TFO/2 Notes and unsorted play texts  

 

Notes and unsorted play texts

Thomas Fairman Ordish Manuscript Collection (TFO/2)
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TFO/3 Correspondence  

 

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TFO/4 Printed materials  

 

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Thomas Fairman Ordish Manuscript Collection (TFO/4)
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