[SCA-Dance] Sloane 3858, an ECD source

Tim McDaniel tmcd at panix.com
Wed Mar 6 12:34:31 EST 2013

http://www.peterdur.com/dance/sloane3858.htm is Peter Durham's
transcription of MS Sloane 3858, an undated manuscript of 10 English
country dances.  He described it as

"British Museum Library MS Sloane 3858. 17th or 18th c."

The British MUSEUM replied to me suggesting that I check with the
British LIBRARY.  "Our original library collections, the departments
of books and manuscripts of the British Museum, became part of the
British Library in 1973.  Our current libraries are mainly specialist
collections reflecting the object collections in the British Museum.
The material you seek would now be at the British Library in St

I did a search on the British LIBRARY Web site under Archives and
Manuscripts and immediately got a hit.

I don't suppose anyone on this list is in easy striking distance of
London?  ("... starting off dispiritedly. 'Num...?' -a particle which
notoriously 'expects the answer No.'" -- DOrothy Sayers, _Gaudy Night_)

Danihel Lindocolina
Tim McDaniel, tmcd at panix.com

More information about the Sca-dance mailing list