BREWSTER, Paul G.

BREWSTER, Paul G. Stendal, Ind. 5.11.1898 — 19??. U.S. Folklorist, Specialist of Games. B.S. 1920 Oakland City College. M.A. 1925 University of Oklahoma (but never Ph.D.). In 1926-29 taught at University of Tennessee, 1929-30 at University of North Carolina, 1948-49 at Surfleff College, 1949-52 at Henderson State Teachers’ College and…

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GEHRTS, Heino

GEHRTS, Heino. Hamburg 9.6.1913 — Alt Mölln, Lauenburg 10.10.1998. German Folklore Scholar. Educated in Hamburg, from 1933 studies of chemistry at Hamburg University, later switched to Germanistics and philosophy. War service in infantry in France, Russia and Italy, 1944 as war prisoner to Arizona, released in 1947. Worked as translator…

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FRASER, Hugh

FRASER, Hugh. India 1851 — Woking (?) 28.1.1920. British (Scottish) Civil Servant in India. Son of Colonel Hugh. Fr. (1808–1858) of Indian army and Florence Charlotte Penney. Magistrate and Collector in Bijnour (1894). Married. Publications: “Folklore from Eastern Gorakhpur (N.-W.P.), ed. by G. A. Grierson”, JASB 52:1, 1883, 1-32 (with a…

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COSQUIN, Emmanuel

COSQUIN, Emmanuel. Vitry-le-François (Marne) 25.6.1841 — ibid. 18.4.1919. French Folklorist. Studied law, but turned to journalist career. The work of Grimm brothers led him to collect and study popular narratives. Corresponding member of A.I.B.L. 1902, from now on concentrated on his studies. Already in his 1886 book he claimed that…

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COLE, Frederick Thomas

COLE, Frederick Thomas. 18?? — 19??. Rev. British Missionary in India. In Agra, from 1873 in Santal Mission of Church Missionary Society in Taljhari, Rajmahal. In 1891 in England, apparently living in 1900. Publications: “Santhâli Folklore”, IA 4, 1875, 10-12, 257-259; “Santali Riddles”, IA 4, 1875, 164; “The Rajmahal Hillmen’s Songs”,…

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GOVER, Charles E.

GOVER, Charles Edward. Poplar, Middlesex 1835 — Madras (Chennai) 18.9.1872 (not 20.9.). British Indologist and Folklorist in India. Son of Thomas G. of Poplar, Middlesex. From 1864 Principal and secretary of the Madras Military Orphan Male Asylum at Egmore, Madras. Married 1863 Clara Gertrude Taylor, five children. Defended, against others,…

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GIL’FERDING (Hilferding), Aleksandr Fedorovič

GIL’FERDING, Aleksandr Fedorovič (Alexander Hilferding). Warsaw 2.7.1831 — Kargopol, Arhangelsk oblast 20.7.1872. Russian Historian, Slavic Linguist and Folklorist interested in Sanskrit, a Slavophil. Public servant. Son of Fëdor Ivanovič G., a civil servant, and Amalija Jakovlevna Vitte, ancestors came from Germany in the early 18th century. Educated at home by…

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ENTHOVEN, Reginald Edward

ENTHOVEN, Reginald Edward. Hastings, Sussex 23.11.1869 — Boars Hill near Oxford 21.5.1952 (when 82). British Civil Servant and Anthropologist in India. Son of James Henry E. and Miriam Josephine Mozley. Educated in Wellington, studies at New College, Oxford, in preparation to Indian service. Joined I.C.S. in 1887, served mainly in…

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EILERS, Wilhelm M. J.

EILERS, Wilhelm M. J. Leipzig 27.9.1906 — Würzburg 3.7.1989. German Oriental (Semitic) and Iranian Scholar. Professor in Würzburg. Son of a Gymnasium Professor, matriculated from Zwickau. Studies of musicology, law and Assyriology at Freiburg, Munich and Leipzig (Dr.iuris 1931 Leipzig, with a diss. on ancient Babylonian laws), then Oriental lan­guages…

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DAMANT, Guybon Henry

DAMANT, Guybon Henry. Cowes, Isle of Wight 9.5.1846 — Khorama, Nagaland 14.10.1879. British Civil Servant and Ethnologist in India (1869-79). Son of Henry James D., a lawyer, and Elizabeth Johnson Knight. Educated at St. Paul’s School (or Merchant Taylor’s School?) in London. Studies from 1864 at Christ’s College, Cambridge, M.A.…

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