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Posted By: Steve Gardham
09-May-16 - 04:59 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Bramble Briar/Bruton Town/MerchantDaughtr
Subject: RE: Origins: Bramble Briar/Bruton Town/MerchantDaughtr
Porter scanned and dispatched.

The only copy of CFS that contains Brown's name is the Taylor one. The only other copy which has tune designation is Catnach's copy. I'm tempted to say that the Taylor copy is most likely the first printing. The few datable copies on Bodleian printed by William Taylor (no relation I presume) are c1830 and 1834? so your guess looks like a good one.