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Jacobs, Joseph (1854–1916), historian and folklorist, was born on 29 August 1854 in Sydney, New South Wales, the son of John Jacobs and his wife, Sarah. After attending Sydney grammar school and the University of Sydney, he journeyed to Britain and, in 1873, after a short spell at ...


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


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)...