Dr. A. C. Haddon, Dr. R. R. Marett, Dr. W. H. R. Rivers, Dr. C. G. Seligmann, and Mr. W. Crooke have kindly read various portions of the work in ms., and have contributed valuable hints and criticisms. The whole Council of the Folklore Society have had the Opportunity of reading it in proof. Ms. Notes received from these sources are in many cases indicated by initials. But the final responsibility of selection or rejection has rested on my own shoulders, and for whatever ﬂaws or weaknesses may be found in the work, the blame must lie at my door, for I have throughout retained the woman's privilege of the last word. Omissions there doubtless are, but I would ask readers to take the Questionary into consideration before making sure of this in any particular instance. Only the main points of each topic are touched on in the text: the Questionary is designed to supplement it, and to suggest further details in each case.