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  • Astrological charts by Ted Hughes

    Manuscript, Notebook Created date: undated; whole volume 15 October 1951–98

    This triplicate notebook contains a large number of astrological charts created by Ted Hughes for different individuals...

  • Baker shop

    Video Created date: 1951

    This footage was recorded in Edinburgh in 1951 and shows girls performing the skipping rhyme 'Down to the Baker Shop'.

  • Bluebird

    Video Created date: 1951

    The children in this footage, recorded in Edinburgh, are singing ‘Here Comes a Bluebird’

  • Delius: Cello Sonata (recording)

    Sound recording Created date: 1926 (re-released by Symposium Records in 1992)

    This wartime Cello Sonata (1916), by the English composer Frederick Delius, was written for the cellist Beatrice Harriso...

  • Delius: Brigg Fair (recording)

    Sound recording Created date: 1928. Re-released by EMI in 1990

    Frederick Delius’s Brigg Fair (1907) is a set of variations for large orchestra based on the folksong ‘Unto Brigg Fair’....

  • Down in the valley

    Video Created date: 1951

    This footage was filmed in Edinburgh in 1951.

  • Dusting Bluebells

    Video Created date: 1951

    This footage was recorded in Edinburgh in 1951.

  • Hide and seek (1951)

    Video Created date: 1951

    In this film children play a singing version of hide and seek.

  • I Sent Her For Butter

    Video Created date: 1951

    This footage was filmed in Edinburgh in 1951 and features a group of boys singing.

  • Jew from Spain

    Video Created date: 1951

    Footage of a variation of a popular singing game recorded in Edinburgh, 1951

  • Jigsaw puzzle depicting the signing of Magna Carta

    Games and toys Created date: c.1950-59

    This jigsaw puzzle was produced by the games manufacturer, Waddingtons of Leeds. Entitled Signing of Magna Charta, the p...

  • Just when I was Single

    Video Created date: 1951

    'Just when I was single' sung as a skipping game in Edinbrugh, 1951

  • Letter from Alan Turing to W Ross Ashby

    Letter Created date: 1946

    Alan Mathison Turing (1912-1954) was a mathematician and computer scientist. He is best known for his code-breaking work...

  • Letters from E M Forster to Marie Stopes, 1940–41

    Manuscript, Letter, Ephemera Created date: 1940–53

    This is a selection of the letters that E M Forster sent to the academic and birth control campaigner Marie Stopes from...

  • Letters from T S Eliot to the Tandy family, with d...

    Manuscript, Typescript, Letter, Draft, Ephemera, Image, Illustration Created date: 1934–65

    The poet T S Eliot wrote a series of nonsense verse based on his friends' cats, first published in 1939 (and later adapt...