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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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Gregory [née Persse], (Isabella) Augusta, Lady Gregory (1852–1932), playwright, folklorist, and literary patron, was born on 15 March 1852, at Roxborough House, near Loughrea, co. Galway, Ireland, the twelfth of sixteen children of Dudley Persse (1802–1878), and his second wife, Frances, née...

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(Isabella) Augusta Gregory, Lady Gregory (1852–1932) by Sir William Orpen National Gallery of Ireland

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Henderson, Hamish Scott (1919–2002), poet, singer, and folklorist, was born James Scott Henderson on armistice day, 11 November 1919, at Ramleh, Perth Road, Blairgowrie, Perthshire, the son of Janet Jobson Henderson (d. 1933), a cook and housekeeper who had served as a nurse on the western front. His father was ...

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Larminie, William (1849–1900), poet and folklorist, was born on 1 August 1849 at Castlebar, co. Mayo, the fourth child and second surviving son of William Larminie (1796–1856) and his wife, Bridget (Beda; 1812–1903), third daughter of Colonel John Jackson of Ballina, co. Mayo...

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Rorie, David (1867–1946), poet and folklorist, was born on 17 March 1867 in Edinburgh, the second son of George Livingston Rorie, a manager with the Royal Bank of Scotland, and his wife, Elizabeth Paterson. He was educated at the collegiate school of Aberdeen...

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Sanders, Ruth Vernon Manning- [née Ruth Vernon Manning] (1888–1988), writer and folklorist, was born on 21 August 1888 in Swansea, the youngest of three daughters of John Edmondson Manning (1848–1910), Unitarian minister, and his wife. Brought up in a book-loving, play-acting household and moving to ...

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Saxby, Jessie Margaret Edmondston (1842–1940), author and folklorist, was born on 30 June 1842 at Halligarth in Unst, Shetland, the ninth of the eleven children of Laurence Edmondston (1795–1879), medical practitioner, and his first wife, Eliza Macbrair (1801–1869), daughter of a Glasgow merchant. ...

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Jessie Margaret Edmondston Saxby (1842–1940) by unknown photographer, c. 1891 Scottish National Portrait Gallery