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Photograph of Great Guns of Oxford [No. ? ]: Old King Cole was a merry old soul [Christian Frederick Cole of University College, playing banjo, wearing academic dress, in front of the Mitre Hotel in High St. (Sarah Jane Venables, widow, proprietor)] [Marginal note in Madan's hand: 'Christian Frederick Cole, B.A., Univ. Coll. Oxford, of the Inner Temple, native of Sierra Leone, West Africa and member of the Royal Asiatic Society' from 'Note in publisher's copy' (Madan). This note is recorded in the John Johnson copy, plus 'Oct. 29, 1879'; 'Old King Cole' is a English nursery rhyme dating back to at least 1708; orig. at MS. Eng. a. 2033, fol. 3] [John Johnson 522] by Thomas Shrimpton & Son publ., [Oct. 1879]

G.A. Oxon. 4o 414, fol. 533

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G.A. Oxon. 4o 414, fol. 533

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