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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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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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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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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

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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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Leather [née Smith], Ella Mary (1874–1928), folklorist, was born on 26 March 1874 at Bidney, in the parish of Dilwyn, Herefordshire, the daughter of James Smith, farmer, and his wife, Mary Ann, née Griffiths. She was educated at Clyde House School in ...

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See Bleek, Wilhelm Heinrich Immanuel

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Manning, Percy (1870–1917), antiquary and folklorist, was born on 24 January 1870 in Weetwood Road, Headingley, the fourth and last child of John Manning (c.1830–1874), boilermaker, and his wife, Sophia Gotobed (b. 1833?). His father was apparently from Northamptonshire; his mother from ...

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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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Margaret Alice Murray (1863–1963) by Lafayette, 1928 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Opie, Peter Mason (1918–1982), book collector and historian of the lore of childhood, the only child of Major Philip Adams Opie, of the Royal Army Medical Corps, and his wife, Margaret Collett-Mason, was born on 25 November 1918 in Cairo, Egypt, where his father was serving as an army doctor and where his mother had been a volunteer nurse. His father was later posted to ...

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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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William Ralston Shedden- Ralston (1828–1889) by I. S.? Panov (after unknown artist, c. 1875) © National Portrait Gallery, London