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Papers of Canon Binnall and Robert Hope FSA on holy wells

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Papers of Canon Binnall and Robert Hope FSA on holy wells
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Extent and format
Three boxes.
Scope and content
Notes and papers of Canon Peter Blannin Gibbons Binnall, FSA (d. 1980) relating to holy wells, with earlier notes on the same subject by Robert Charles Hope, FSA (1855-1926) and letters, etc., from correspondents in various counties; c. 1926-41, with earlier material. In 1928 Binnall acquired Hope's additional notes for The legendary lore of the holy wells of England (1893) and intended to publish an enlarged second edition of Hope's book to include his own research and contributions from local historians received between 1928-32. Binnall's publications (copies with the present collection) include 'The Well of Life in British Folklore' (Hibbert Journal, July 1935), 'Holy Wells in Derbyshire' (Derbyshire Arch. & Nat. Hist. Soc. Journal, 1940), 'Holy Wells in Devonshire' (Devon & Cornwall Notes and Queries, 21, 1940). See also A.J., 61 (1981), 452 (Obituary).
Hope, Robert Charles (1855-1926), antiquarian
Binnall, Peter Blannin Gibbons (1907-1980), Canon of Lincoln, antiquary
Previous reference number(s)
SAL/MS/948/1, 2
MS 948
Archival history
Presented by Stephanie Binnall, 1982. Giftbook entry, 17 Feb.1983.