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Lang, Andrew, 1844-1912 (Scholar Folklorist Poet Historian)


The writer Andrew Lang was born on 31 March 1844. He was educated at Edinburgh Academy and he studied at St. Andrews University and Balliol College, Oxford. He was an Honorary Fellow of Merton College, Oxford. He became a Fellow of the Royal British Academy in 1906. His publications over nearly forty years included Ballads and lyrics of old France (1872), Life, letters, and diaries of Sir Stafford Northcote (1890), Homer and the epic (1893), The making of religion(1898),The mystery of Mary Stuart (1901), and A defence of Sir Walter Scott and the Border minstrelsy (1910). Andrew Lang died on 20 July 1912.

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Autograph Letter Signed from Andrew Lang to Walter Leaf, late 19th-early 20th century (before 1912)

 Item — Box: CLX-A-1591
Identifier: Coll-1848/20-0038
Scope and Contents Fine Autograph Letter Signed to "Dear Leaf' (Walter Leaf, 1852-1927, Businessman & Banker), in which he "accept[s] and shall injest, the 'belief in' emendation, and the French Republic in your review. But do you think your society does know a lot of the historical matter? They keep their science pretty dark. I own I think that the coincidence of stories does point to sort of facts, either genuine, hallucination, or conjuring, for where conditions very so much as between Australian, New...
Dates: late 19th-early 20th century (before 1912)