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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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Thompson Cooper

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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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Garnett, Lucy Mary Jane (1849–1934), folklorist and traveller, was born in Sheffield, the daughter of Thomas Garnett, surgeon, and his wife, Lucy Sarah, née Roberts. Lucy Garnett travelled extensively in the Balkans and Middle East, recording the customs of the people among whom she lived. In ...

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Gill, William Henry (1839–1923), Manx folklorist and composer, was born in Marsala, Sicily, on 24 October 1839, the eldest son of Joseph Gill (1810–1876), civil engineer, and his wife, Charlotte Augusta, née Stephen (1805–1862). Both parents were born in the Isle of Man...

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Sir (George) Laurence Gomme (1853–1916) by Bassano, 1911 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Gomme, Sir (George) Laurence (1853–1916), public servant and folklorist, was born on 18 December 1853 at 3 Cecil Street, Stepney, London, the second of ten children of William Laurence Gomme (1828–1887), a civil engineer, and his wife, Mary Annie, née Hall (1831–1921). On 31 March 1875 he married ...

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Gregor, Walter (1825–1897), folklorist, was born on 23 October 1825 at Forgieside, in the parish of Keith, in Banffshire, the son of James Gregor, tenant farmer, and Janet Leslie. He was educated at the school in Keith, a successful parochial school of the old style, gaining a bursary in 1845 to pursue a distinguished undergraduate career at ...

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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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Peter Andrew Hall (1936–1996) by unknown photographer © reserved; News International Syndication; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Hall, Peter Andrew (1936–1996), folklorist and musicologist, was born on 28 June 1936 at 285 Harrow Road, Paddington, London, the son of Thomas Temple Hall, corporal in the Coldstream Guards, and Marion Coghill Smith. His parents married shortly after his birth. After an upbringing in ...

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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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Judge, Roy Edmund (1929–2000), historian and folklorist, was born on 24 July 1929 at 79 London Road, St Leonards, Hastings, Sussex, the elder son of the two children of Albert Edmund Judge (1899–1970), a watchmaker, and his wife, Lilian Winter, née Woolnough (1900–1971)...

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Karpeles, Maud Pauline (1885–1976), folk music collector and scholar, was born on 12 November 1885 at Lancaster Gate, London, the third of five children of John N. Karpeles (d. 1926?), merchant and stockbroker, a naturalized German from Hamburg, and his wife, Emily Annette (1861–1914)...

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Maud Pauline Karpeles (1885–1976) by unknown photographer courtesy EFDSS