Walter Traill Dennison

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Walter Traill Dennison (1825–1894) wis a fermer an fowklairist. He wis a native o the Orkney island o Sanday, in Scotland, Unitit Kinrick, whaur he collectit local fowk tales an ither antiquites.[1] Dennison recordit maist o the information available aboot tradeetional tales tauld on Orkney but tae an extent "romanticised an seestematisit" pairts o it in the process o transformin the stories intae prose.[2] He publisht the fowk stories, mony in the local Orcadian dialect, in 1880 unner the title The Orcadian Sketch-Book (William Peace & Son, Kirkwall).[3] An aw author o the ten Sanday Revival Hymns (published anonymously, 1861, Edinburgh).

Marriet wi ane dochter, he dee'd on 3 September 1894 efter a short illness.[4]

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  1. The Dennison Collection, University of Glasgow, retrieved 15 Juin 2014
  2. Jennings, Andrew, The Finnfolk, University of the Highlands and Islands, archived frae the original on 21 Juin 2014, retrieved 21 Juin 2014 Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help)
  3. Ellis (1969), p. 790
  4. "Death of an Orcadian Worthy", Dundee Courier (12847), p. 3, 4 September 1894 – via British Newspaper Archive Unknown parameter |subscription= ignored (help)


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