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Opie, Peter


  • [Peter Opie was an English folklorist, anthologist, and book collector specializing in children's literature and the customs of school children. He and his wife, Iona Opie, wrote numerous books on the folklore of contemporary childhood, children's literature, toys, and games.]

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  • Fuller Name

    • Peter Mason
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        19181125
    • Death Date

        19820205
    • Birth Place

        Cairo, Egypt
    • Death Place

        West Liss, Hampshire, England
    • Associated Locale

        Alton, Hampshire, England
    • Associated Locale

        West Liss, Hampshire, England
    • Gender

        male
    • Associated Language

        eng
    • Field of Activity

    • Occupation

        Folklorist
          Anthologist
            Book collector
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        • Sources

          • found: His Having held the nettle, 1945.
          • found: Opie, I.A. The singing game, 1985:t.p. (Peter Opie) jkt. (d. 1982)
          • found: BL auth. file, 24th Mar. 2003(born 1918, died 1982)
          • found: Wikipedia WWW site, viewed October 30, 2013:Iona and Peter Opie page (Peter Mason Opie (1918-1982); folklorist; anthologist; home in Alton, Hampshire; educated at Eton College; was an English specialist in children's literature and the customs of school children; part of husband-and-wife team of folklorists with Iona Archibald Opie)
          • found: Oxford dictionary of national biography WWW site, viewed October 30, 2013(Opie, Peter Mason (1918-1982), book collector and historian of the lore of childhood; born 25 November 1918 in Cairo, Egypt; educated at Eton College; died at his home, Westerfield House, West Liss, Hampshire, on 5 February 1982; married Iona Margaret Balfour Archibald in 1943)
        • General Notes

          • [Peter Opie was an English folklorist, anthologist, and book collector specializing in children's literature and the customs of school children. He and his wife, Iona Opie, wrote numerous books on the folklore of contemporary childhood, children's literature, toys, and games.]
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          • 1980-04-08: new
          • 2013-10-31: revised
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