Reference code(s): GB 1446 MS 20
Held at: Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland
Title: GOMME, Sir George Laurence (1853-1916): A Handbook to Folk-lore
Level of description: collection
Extent: 1 item
Name of creator(s): Gomme | Sir | George Laurence | 1853-1916 | Knight | author and founder of the Folklore Society
Born, 1853; educated, City of London School; worked for a railway company, 1869; moved to Fulham district board of works; worked for the Metropolitan Board of Works (later the London County Council), 1873-1914; Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, the Royal Statistical Society, the Anthropological Institute, and other learned societies; founder member (1878) and sometime Secretary and President of the Folk-Lore Society; died, 1916.
Scope and content/abstract:
Typescript and manuscript copy of A Handbook to Folk-lore, edited by George Laurence Gomme and published for the Folk Lore Society, 1890. This copy was made in 1910 because the original was out of print.
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Language/scripts of material: English
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Immediate source of acquisition:
Archivist's note: Entry compiled by Sarah Drewery.
Sources: Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.
Date(s) of descriptions: May 2008