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GOMME, Sir George Laurence (1853-1916): A Handbook to Folk-lore

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 1446 MS 20
Held at: Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland
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Full title: GOMME, Sir George Laurence (1853-1916): A Handbook to Folk-lore
Date(s): 1910
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

Context

Administrative/Biographical history:

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.

Content

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.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English

System of arrangement:

Single item

Conditions governing access:

Appointments are necessary for all visits; please contact the archivist by email to arrange; a fee of 10 is payable by all visitors except Fellows and Members; membership details can be found on the RAI web site; access to material referring to the most recent thirty years is restricted; some material is very fragile and may not be available for view; a few items are of restricted or forbidden access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Photocopies and scans for personal research only may be arranged at the discretion of the archivist; charges apply; in all cases forms governing use of copies must be signed; use of digital cameras is not allowed.

Finding aids:

Collection level description available in the Institute's reading room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Unknown

Allied Materials

Related material:

National Register of Archives: Click here to view NRA record

Publication note:

Description Notes

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

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