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Frank Kidson

Frank Kidson

Frank Kidson (1855-1926)

Writer and antiquary, Frank Kidson was born on 15 November 1855 in Leeds, youngest of the nine children of Francis Prince Kidson, butcher turned lamp-rate collector, and his wife, Mary, daughter of a factory owner. Kidson received, in his own words, ‘a limited education’ as a boarder at “a somewhat rough local school”, which he supplemented by reading voraciously in his father's large library. Later he acquired a wide knowledge of paintings, ceramics, and antiques. From his mother's singing of traditional songs Kidson received an early introduction to a subject in which from the mid-1870s he took an increasing interest. His involvement was antiquarian in character and during the course of what became a lifetime's habit, he haunted salerooms, shops, and street stalls in search of books and manuscripts. As early as March 1886 he listed in his collection ballad operas, instrumental music, songsters, garlands, tune and song books, and a hefty batch of street ballads.

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FK Frank Kidson Folk Song and Music Collection

 

Frank Kidson Folk Song and Music Collection

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FK/1 'Children's Tunes' (m18056)  

 

'Children's Tunes' (m18056)

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FK/2 'Traditional Tunes' (m18057)  

 

'Traditional Tunes' (m18057)

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FK/3 'Traditional Tunes' (m18058)  

 

'Traditional Tunes' (m18058)

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FK/4 Traditional Airs 1  

 

Traditional Airs 1

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FK/5 'Traditional Tunes 2' (m18060)  

 

'Traditional Tunes 2' (m18060)

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FK/6 [Frank Kidson Tune Book MI17351]  

 

[Frank Kidson Tune Book MI17351]

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FK/7 [Frank Kidson Tune Book MI17353]  

 

[Frank Kidson Tune Book MI17353]

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FK/8 [Frank Kidson Tune Book MI17630]  

 

[Frank Kidson Tune Book MI17630]

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FK/9 Frank Kidson Broadside Collection Vol. 1  

 

Frank Kidson Broadside Collection Vol. 1

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FK/10 Frank Kidson Broadside Collection Vol. 2  

 

Frank Kidson Broadside Collection Vol. 2

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FK/11 Frank Kidson Broadside Collection Vol. 3  

 

Frank Kidson Broadside Collection Vol. 3

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FK/12 Frank Kidson Broadside Collection Vol. 4  

 

Frank Kidson Broadside Collection Vol. 4

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FK/13 Frank Kidson Broadside Collection Vol. 5  

 

Frank Kidson Broadside Collection Vol. 5

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FK/14 Frank Kidson Broadside Collection Vol. 6  

 

Frank Kidson Broadside Collection Vol. 6

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FK/15 Frank Kidson Broadside Collection Vol. 7  

 

Frank Kidson Broadside Collection Vol. 7

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FK/16 Frank Kidson Broadside Collection Vol. 8  

 

Frank Kidson Broadside Collection Vol. 8

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FK/17 Frank Kidson Broadside Collection Vol. 9  

 

Frank Kidson Broadside Collection Vol. 9

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FK/18 Frank Kidson Broadside Collection Vol. 10  

 

Frank Kidson Broadside Collection Vol. 10

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FK/19 Frank Kidson Broadside Collection Vol. 11  

 

Frank Kidson Broadside Collection Vol. 11

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FK/20 Frank Kidson Broadside Collection Vol. 12  

 

Frank Kidson Broadside Collection Vol. 12

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