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Opie, Peter


Biographical History

Peter Opie (1918-1982) was a folklorist and expert in the language and games of children.

Peter Opie was born in 1918. Opie was educated at Eton College. In 1944, he and Iona Archibald were married. They worked together researching the folklore of children until he died in 1982.

His Having held the nettle, 1945

Opie, I.A. The singing game, 1985: t.p. (Peter Opie) jkt. (d. 1982)

BL auth. file, 24th Mar. 2003 (born 1918, died 1982)

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)

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)

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Monroe J. and Shirley Brockbank Paxman collection on Iona Archibald and Peter Opie, 1988-1992

 Series — Box 4: Series 5 [Barcode: 31197230352871]
Identifier: MSS 7011 Series 5
Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence, newsclippings, newsletters, and related ephemera collected and created by the Opies. Materials dated 1988 to 1992.

Dates: 1988-1992