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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 ...

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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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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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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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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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Murray, Margaret Alice (1863–1963), Egyptologist and folklorist, was born in Calcutta on 13 July 1863, the younger daughter of James Charles Murray (d. 1891) and his wife, Margaret Carr (d. 1913?). James Murray, whose family had been in India for several generations, was managing partner of a firm of ...

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Ralston, William Ralston Shedden- (1828–1889), librarian, folklorist, and Russian scholar, was born on 4 April 1828 in York Terrace, Regent's Park, London, the only son of William Patrick Ralston Shedden (1794–1880), merchant of Calcutta, and his wife, Frances Sophia, daughter of William Browne...

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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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Tiddy, Reginald John Elliott (1880–1916), collector of folk plays, was born at Berlin House, 43 Godwin Road, Margate, on 9 March 1880, the elder son of William Elliott Tiddy (1850–1933), schoolmaster, and his wife, Ellen (1853?–1896), née Willett, daughter of a farmer from ...