Go to navigation (press enter key)Menu

English Broadside Ballads, circa 1790-circa 1850

Table of Contents


Collection Summary

Repository: Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries
Title: English Broadside Ballads
Dates: circa 1790-circa 1850
Quantity: 1 folio box (0.2 cubic feet)
Abstract: This collection consists of 32 English printed broadside ballads published between approximately 1790 and 1850. Most were published by John Pitts, a London printer with a shop in No. 14, Great St. Andrew St., Seven Dials. Others were printed and published by G. Pigott, T. Birt, and J. Jennings. Some were printed annonymously. Most are illustrated with a woodcut.
Forms of Materials: Printed broadsides

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of 32 English printed broadside ballads published between approximately 1790 and 1850. Most were published by John Pitts, a London printer with a shop in No. 14, Great St. Andrew St., Seven Dials. Others were printed and published by G. Pigott, T. Birt, and J. Jennings. Some were printed annonymously. Most are illustrated with a woodcut.

Return to the Table of Contents


Arrangement

The collection is housed in one folio box, and the broadsides are arranged alphabetically by title.

Return to the Table of Contents


Access and Use

Access

This collection is open for research according to the regulations of the Vassar College Archives and Special Collections Librarywithout any additional restrictions.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to quote (publish) from unpublished or previously published material must be obtained as described in the regulations of the Vassar College Archives and Special Collections Library.

Return to the Table of Contents


Subject Headings

Names:

  • Pitts, John, 1765-1844

Subjects:

  • Ballads, English--England--Texts
  • Broadsides--England--Specimens

Return to the Table of Contents


Encoding Information

Encoded by Mark Seidl, April 2014.

Return to the Table of Contents


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

English Broadside Ballads, Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Mark Seidl, April 2014

Acquisition Information

Original acquisition date unknown. Transferred from Special Collections Dewey material April 4, 2014

Return to the Table of Contents


Alphabetical List

Ballad 1 Answer to Farewell to Old England
Ballad 2 Batchelor's Fare
Ballad 3 The Bee Proffers Honey
Ballad 4 The Brave Marine
Ballad 5 The Bud of the Rose
Ballad 6 Cherry Cheek Patty
Ballad 7 Death of Abercrombie
Ballad 8 He Seeks Another
Ballad 9 The Jolly Dragoon
Ballad 10 The Lamentation in Newgate of the Police-man Who Boned the Mutton
Ballad 11 Love Among the Roses
Ballad 12 Love Has Eyes
Ballad 13 The Maid I Adore
Ballad 14 The Miller Taken In
Ballad 15 Mountains High
Ballad 16 Pensioners Complaint Against His Wife
Ballad 17 Plato's Advice
Ballad 18 Poll of Wapping Stairs
Ballad 19 Polly Dear now I Must Leave You
Ballad 20 Polly Oliver's Rambles
Ballad 21 Poor Joe the Marine
Ballad 22 The Poor Littel Sweep
Ballad 23 Poverty's no Sin
Ballad 24 Pray Remember the Poor
Ballad 25 Pretty Polly Hopkins
Ballad 26 Rogues of all Sorts
Ballad 27 Scots, wha hae wi Wallace Bled
Ballad 28 Shipwreck'd Tar
Ballad 29 The Smile and the Tear
Ballad 30 The Soldier's Funeral
Ballad 31 The Soldier's Gratitude
Ballad 32 Young Colin Stole My Heart Away

Return to the Table of Contents