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Significant Scots
Walter Gregor


The Reverend Dr Walter Gregor, a founder member of the Folklore Society, was one of the most outstanding men of his day, combining the life of a parish minister with that of a prolific scholar of international repute, a not unusual state of affairs in Victorian times. A brief biography of him is shown below...

Here is some of his genealogy

We also found some of his publications...

The Folk-Lore Journal
In which he wrote a number of articles.

Volume 1
Volume 2
Volume 3
Volume 4
Volume 5
Volume 6
Volume 7

Other publications

Counting Out Rhymes of Children
Kilns, Mills, Millers, Meal and Bread
Notes on the Folk-Lore of the North-East of Scotland

In Notes on the Folk-Lore of the North-East of Scotland you'll find chapters on...

Birth
The Child
Baptism
The Nursery
Boy Code of Honour
About the Human Body
Dreama, Divination, &c.
Leechcraft
The House
Evenings at the Fireside
Fairies
Water-Kelpie
Ghosts
Witches
"Black Airt" and Devil Compacts
Riddles
Marriage
Place Rhymes
Place and Family Characteristics
Animal and Plant Superstitions
Times and Seasons and Weather
Christmas, New Year's Day, &c.
Countings Out
Washing Day
Farming
Boats and Fishing
Death
Burial


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