Men of the Time, eleventh edition/Busk, Rachel H.

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BUSK, Miss Rachel H., is the youngest daughter of the late Hans Busk, Esq., of Great Cumberland Place, London, a man of elevated tastes and attainments, which were devoted to the education of his family. Since the death of her father Miss Busk has directed her attention to literary and artistic pursuits. Frequent residences and travels in the South of Europe not only gave a direction to her literary labours, but afforded opportunities of close and critical observation which have been turned to good advantage. Her power of graphic description has been well shown in her contributions to current literature. Miss Busk has also published "Contemporary Annals of Rome;" a collection of stories from Spanish Folklore and Romanceros under the title of "Patrañas" (the Spanish designation for them); a similar collection from the Tyrol called "Household Stories from the Land of Hofer;" "Sagas from the far East," being the first complete version published in English of the "Siddhî-kür" and "Ardschi-Bordschi" Tales; "The Folklore of Rome, collected by Word of Mouth from the People;" and "The Valleys of Tirol: their Traditions and Customs, and How to Visit Them," 1874.