Edward William Brabrook

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Edward William Brabrook

Sir Edward William Brabrook (1839–1930) C.B. F.S.A. was a civil servant and author, and an anthropologist with a special interest in folklore.[1][2] He was a member of the Folklore Society and a fellow of Society of Antiquaries of London. Awarded the silver Guy Medal in 1909.

A lawyer by training, he became the senior registrar of friendly societies and wrote extensively on the law relating to working-class self-help institutions, promoting legal guides for industrial and provident (co-operative) societies, trade unions, and savings banks.

His works included a proposal for an "Ethnographic Survey of the United Kingdom" put to the British Association for the Advancement of Science, coordinating activities of the Folklore Society, Anthropological Institute and Society of Antiquaries.[3] He was president of the Anthropological Institute in 1895–1897.[4]

He died at Wallington and was buried at West Norwood Cemetery.

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  1. ^ "Oxford Biography Index entry: Edward Brabrook". abstract. Retrieved 11 January 2011. 
  2. ^ "Sir Edward Brabrook, C.B. (obit.)". Nature 125 (3156): 642–642. 1930. doi:10.1038/125642a0. ISSN 0028-0836. 
  3. ^ "Ethnographic Survey of the United Kingdom" Alison Petch, Researcher 'The Other Within' project. Pitt Rivers Museum
  4. ^ "BRABROOK, Edward William". Who's who, biographies, 1901: 187. 

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