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Thread #164503 Message #3936964
Posted By: Steve Gardham
12-Jul-18 - 04:33 PM
Thread Name: F J Child ESPB 1882-1898 - original subscribers?
Subject: RE: F J Child ESPB 1882-1898
Baring Gould started out purchasing the parts and then tried to cadge freebies, which was one of the motives for sending Child his ballad budgets. He would have had a full set one way or the other. His Scottish correspondents would have had comp copies, Walker, Macmath, and Furnivall in England no doubt as well. The Scottish Universities might still have their copies as well as American institutions, bound up together.