Manuscript containing directions for various dances. Edit

Summary

Identifier
MS.3860

Dates

  • 1818-1849. (Creation)

Extents

  • 165 Leaves (Whole)

Subjects

Notes

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Presented, 1948, by the Robin Hood Film Unit.

  • Arrangement

    165 folios.

  • Scope and Contents

    The contents are as follows: directions for dancing quadrilles, waltzes, reels, and country dances: 'Contre-danses à Paris, 1818' (folio 1); 'Country Dances' (folio 49); 'A selection of reel steps or steps for setting, 1818'. The paper is watermarked 1820 and later. Additions dated 1849 occur on folios 10, 36-37. 'Note, 1818' (folio 12) gives an account of the introduction of the French waltz and quadrille into England after the Napoleonic War and of an incident which led to the disrepute of the waltz in Scotland.

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