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Lucy Etheldred Broadwood (1858–1929) by unknown photographer, 1901 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Broadwood, Lucy Etheldred (1858–1929), musician and folk-song collector, was born on 9 August 1858 at Pavilion House, Melrose, Scotland, the youngest of the eleven children of Henry Fowler Broadwood (1811–1893), piano manufacturer, and his wife, Juliana Maria, née Birch (1816–1898). She was the great-granddaughter of ...

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Gordon, Anna (1747–1810), ballad collector, was born in Old Aberdeen on 24 August 1747, the youngest daughter of Thomas Gordon (1714–1797), professor of humanity at King's College, Aberdeen, and his wife, Lilias Forbes of Disblair. She was presumably educated privately, and married on 13 December 1788 the ...

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

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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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Lee [née Spooner], Catharine Anna [Kate] (1859–1904), singer and folk-song collector, was born at Wellow House, Rufford, Nottinghamshire, on 9 March 1859, the third child and second daughter of Lucius Henry Spooner (b. 1817?) and his wife, Margaret Skottowe (b...

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Robertson, Isabella [Bell] (1841–1922), ballad collector, was born on 1 February 1841 at her father's croft, Denhead of Boyndlie, Buchan, Aberdeenshire. She was the eldest of five children and only daughter of James Robertson and his wife, Jean Gall, of Strichen, Aberdeenshire. Bell's...

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Williams, (Maria) Jane [called Llinos] (1795–1873), singer and compiler of traditional Welsh music, was almost certainly born at Aberpergwm House in the Vale of Neath, Glamorgan, south Wales, where her family had lived for generations. She was the daughter of Rees Williams (1755–1812)...