THE present work embodies the personal recollections, knowledge, and collectings of many friends and friendly correspondents, and it gives us pleasure to make the following acknowledgements:
To those who have come forward with rhymes and information, among them: Mrs. E. Louie Acres; Mr. Victor G. Alexander; Mr. Robert D'O. Aplin; Lady Archibald; Mr. L. G. D. Arland; Sister M. Ayres; Mrs. C. C. Baines; Lady Balfour; Mr. Richard Bell; Mr. Howard Biddlestone; The Rev. Peter B. G. Binnall; Mrs. Alicia E. Bourne; Miss M. Bremner; Mrs. William W. Brockwell, with a generous gift in aid of Dr. Barnardo's; Miss C. Campbell Thomson; Miss Cartmell; Miss Emily Chisholm, who has in preparation Nursery Rhymes for Nursery Reasons; Miss Pat Challis; Mrs. R. W. Christy; Miss Ethel E. Coath; Mrs. M. D. Collingham; Miss C. Crawford; Miss A. F. M. Cuppage; Mrs. Joan Cutsforth; Mrs. Jane Dawson; Mr. Desmond H. Dickson; Miss Ruth Duffin; Mr. J. R. S. Duncan; Mr. Oliver Edwards; Mrs. E. Eripper; Mrs. M. E. Evans; Mrs. Awrea Farmer; Miss Joan Ford; Mr. Donald A. Foster; Mr. John L. Gilbert; Mr. F. Grice, author of Folk Tales of the North Country; Miss F. Doreen Gullen, compiler of Traditional Number Rhymes and Games; Mrs. E. F. Hall; Miss Innes Hart; Mrs. A. F. Hay, donor of some of Caldecott's hand-coloured proofs, two of which are reproduced here; Miss Renée Haynes; Major F. E. Hill; Mrs. Valerie Hills; Mrs. F. W. Chant Hobrow, donor of Food for the Mind: or, A New Riddle Book, 1787; Mr. Clifford L. B. Hubbard, compiler of the forthcoming Bibliography of British Dog Books; Mrs. Hunt- Lewis; The Rev. E. Clafton Illingsworth; Miss Carrol Jenkins, who has given much time to collecting; Lady Knight; Mr. N. Lincoln; Miss L. M. Littlewood; Nurse Lloyd; Miss K. E. Lloyd; Mrs. Eleanor M. Macqueen; Mrs. Margaret Miller; Mr. and Mrs. William Montgomerie, compilers of the delightful Scottish Nursery Rhymes and Sandy Candy; Mrs. B. Monypenny; Mrs. Vaughan Nash; The Rev. and Mrs. Colin Opie; Masters James and Bobby Opie, who dutifully submitted to early training as collectors; Mrs. H. R. Page; Mrs. S. Dauncey Pearce; Miss F. P. Plant; Mrs. S. A. Pope; Canon Prideaux, D.D.; Mr. Hugh Reid; Miss Jean V. Robinson; Mr. R. D. Rudwick; Miss A. Russell; The Hon. Miss
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Publication information: Book title: The Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes. Edition: 2nd. Contributors: Peter Opie - Editor, Iona Opie - Editor. Publisher: Oxford University Press. Place of publication: Oxford. Publication year: 1997. Page number: xii.