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Francis James Child


(1825 - 1896)

Francis James Child

Francis James Child was an American scholar, educator, and folklorist, best known today for his collection of English and Scottish ballads now known as the Child Ballads. He was a professor at Harvard University, where he produced influential editions of English poetry.


Some British Ballads (1919)

A collection of ballads, many taken from Child’s The English and Scottish Popular Ballads. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Arthur Rackham

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