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See Bleek, Wilhelm Heinrich Immanuel

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Briggs, Katharine Mary (1898–1980), writer and folklorist, was born on 8 November 1898 at 102 Fellows Road, Hampstead, eldest daughter of Ernest Edward Briggs (1866–1913) and his wife, Mary Cooper (1867–1956). Her father belonged to a wealthy Unitarian family in Yorkshire, engaged in mining, banking, and various industrial enterprises; he made an unconventional but happy marriage with a farmer's daughter. After a serious illness at sixteen he had given up a career in the family firm for the ...

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Buchan, David Duncan (1939–1994), folklorist, was born in Aberdeen on 7 January 1939, the only son of Joseph Duncan Buchan (1905–1979), marine scientist, and his wife, Elsie Anne (née Robb; 1906–1991), legal secretary. He was educated in the fishing village of Findochty, Banffshire...

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Elizabeth Lee

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Busk, Rachel Harriette (1831–1907), folklorist, was born at 22 Cumberland Street, London, the youngest of the five daughters of Hans Busk the elder (1772–1862), scholar and poet, and his wife, Maria (1788–1840), daughter of Joseph Green. An elder sister of Rachel's was Mrs Julia Clara Byrne (1819–1894)...

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Campbell, John Francis, of Islay (1821?–1885), folklorist, was born in Edinburgh probably on 29 December 1821, the eldest son of Walter Frederick Campbell of Islay (1798–1855), MP for Argyll, and his first wife, Lady Eleanor Charteris (1796–1832), eldest daughter of Francis Charteris, ...

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Carmichael, Alexander (1832–1912), folklorist, was born on 1 December 1832 and baptized on 8 December on the island of Lismore, in western Argyll; his parents were Hugh Carmichael and his wife, Betty, née MacColl. The Carmichaels were a family of long standing in ...

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Thompson Cooper

revised by John D. Haigh

Denham, Michael Aislabie (1800/01–1859), collector of folklore, was a native of Bowes, Yorkshire, who worked at Hull in the early part of his life and ultimately settled as a general merchant at Piercebridge, near Gainford, co. Durham, where he was a member of the ...

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Douglas, (Constance) Mona (1898–1987), folklorist, was born on 18 September 1898 at 49 Allerton Road, Much Woolton, Liverpool (although she claimed to have been born on the Ellan Vannin, on passage between the Isle of Man and Liverpool). She was the daughter of ...

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Faragher, Edward [pseud. Neddy Beg Hom Ruy] (1831–1908), folklorist, was born on 30 March 1831 in Cregneash, Isle of Man, the eldest of the ten children of Edward Faragher, farmer and fisherman, and his wife, Eunice, née Faragher. Born into a Manx Gaelic-speaking community, ...

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Fraser, Marjory Kennedy- (1857–1930), folklorist, was born at 50 High Street, Perth, on 1 October 1857, the daughter of David Kennedy (1825–1886), a great singer of traditional Scots songs, and his second wife, Elizabeth Fraser (b. 1827); their family eventually numbered eleven children. The ...