Item MS040 - Andrew Lang manuscript

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Andrew Lang manuscript

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  • c.1911 (Creation)

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Andrew Lang, classicist, translator, folk-lorist, journalist, poet, historian, and critic was born on 31 March 1844 in Selkirk, Scotland. He was educated at the University of St. Andrews, Glasgow University, and Balliol College, Oxford. He obtained a first-class degree in Classics and was elected a Fellow of Merton College in 1868. In 1875 he moved to London to begin his career in journalism. Shortly thereafter he was elected to the first governing council of the new Folklore Society. His published works are numerous and in many genres. He died on 22 July 1912 in Banchory, Scotland.

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The collection consists of two manuscripts bound together in same volume. Stamped on spine:
Andrew Lang. Last Ms. The two manuscripts are described as follows:
Books and Bookmen. 14 July [1911 or 1912], 15 p. New introduction for Books and Bookmen, 1912.
Religio Loci. 8 Ap[ril 1910 or 1911], 61 p. Contribution to Votiva Tabella. St. Andrew's, 1911.

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Manuscripts were collected by Barry Brown and acquired from him in the late 1960s.


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