Albert Sorby Buxton (Col.)
*[Nottinghamshire Plough Monday and Christmas Plays]
Local Studies Section, Mansfield Library, West Gate, Mansfield, Notts.
This collection comprises two small manuscript notebooks, an envelope
containing loose manuscripts and typescripts, and a binder containing
typed transcripts of the manuscript texts. These include scripts from:
Edingley, Worksop, East Drayton, Mansfield, Blidworth, Selston, Cuckney,
Carlton-in-Lindrick, Laxton, and Warsop, Notts. There is also an account
of a Notts., Harvest Home.
The notebooks also contain newspaper clippings and transcripts. These
include: H.Armitage (1913), J.E.L. [James Fleming Leishman] (1902),
G.Richardson (1925), Old Mansfield Society (1922), and an unidentified
cutting entitled "The Derby Ram".
Albert Sorby Buxton (1867-1932) was the principal of Mansfield Art
College and was an active local historian from about 1900 onwards.
His interest in Plough Monday plays seems to have occurred in the early
1920s, when he presented a paper on Mansfield's Plough Monday play to
the Old Mansfield Society (A.S.Buxton, 1922/23). From
evidence in other collections, it is clear that some items were provided
by or via contemporary local historians Reginald Felix Wilkinson and
Everard Leaver Guilford. Many of the loose manuscripts were added after
Buxton's death, from 1949 onwards.
Edingley, Notts. (SK6655); Worksop, Notts. (SK5879); East Drayton, Notts. (SK7775); Mansfield, Notts. (SK5361); Blidworth, Notts. (SK5855); Selston, Notts. (SK4553); Cuckney, Notts. (SK5671); Carlton, Notts. (SK5984); Laxton, Notts. (SK7266); Warsop, Notts. (SK5667)
Plough Monday; Christmas; Plough Boys; "Poor Owd Oss"; "The Owd Tup"; "The Owd 'Oss"; Plays; Armitage,H. (1913); Leishman,J.E.(1902); Richardson,G. (1925); Old Mansfield Society (1922); "The Derby Ram"
Reginald Felix Wilkinson (Col.); Everard Leaver Guilford (Col.)
TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00750
* indicates data that has not yet been validated against the original source and/or has yet to be completely indexed.
Last Updated Mar 2005 by Peter Millington.