Henry Edward Denison Hammond


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and Hammond, Robert Francis Frederick (1868–?). The Hammond Brothers are remembered for their folk-song collecting in Dorset, which they undertook at the suggestion of Lucy Broadwood. Henry had been introduced to folk-song by George B. Gardiner, and he assisted the latter on some of his own trips, noting the tunes for which Gardiner was not sufficiently well trained. The Hammonds struck out on their own, and between 1904 and 1907 they noted 648 songs, the manuscripts for which are now in the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library. A selection of their songs appeared in the JFSS 3 (1907), 59–139; their own Folk Songs from Dorset (1908), and (texts only) in James Reeves, The Everlasting Circle (1960); also Frank Purslow's Marrowbones (1965), The Wanton Seed (1968), The Constant Lovers (1972), The Foggy Dew (1974).

Frank Purslow, FMJ 1: 4 (1968), 236–64.

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