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William John Thoms

William John Thoms, who coined the word ‘folk-lore’, was one of the founding members of The Folklore Society. See Jonathan Roper’s article on Thoms in our journal Folklore vol. 118, 2007. We laid a wreath on Thoms’s grave at Brompton Cemetery during our ‘Death in Legend and Tradition’ conference, September 2010. See also Stephen Winick’s article about Thoms on the Library of Congress, Folklife Today blog.