Thomas Crofton Croker

(1798—1854) antiquary

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an Irish antiquary, probably the first collector to regard national and folk stories as a literary art. His Researches in the South of Ireland (1824), Fairy Legends and Traditions in the South of Ireland (1825–8), Legends of the Lakes (1829), and Popular Songs of Ireland (1839) provide a rich source of information on Irish folklore.

Subjects: Literature.

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