Lewis Spence

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Lewis Spence
Born 25 November 1874(1874-11-25) [1]
Broughty Ferry, Forfarshire, Scotland
Died 3 March 1955 (80) [2]
Edinburgh, Scotland
Burial Dean Cemetery, Edinburgh
Occupation(s) Folklorist, author, journalist
Alma mater Edinburgh University
Workplace(s) The Scotsman (1899-1906); Edinburgh Magazine (1904-5); The British Weekly (1906-9)
Affiliations F.R.A.I.; Scottish Anthropological and Folklore Society; Honorary Presider in the Ancient Druid Order
Spouse(s) Helen Bruce (m. 1899)

James Lewis Thomas Chalmers Spence (November 25, 1874 - March 3, 1955) was a Scottish mythologist, author, journalist, and Scottish nationalist, a founder of the Scottish National Movement. Spence wrote extensively on myths of various locales, from Central America to Scotland and the British Isles, and is notable for his studies of Atlantis and Lemuria, subjects to which he dedicated at least five books.

Selected Bibliography



  1. "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950," database, FamilySearch ( : 2 January 2015), James Lewis Thomas Chalmers Spence, 25 Nov 1874; citing MONIFIETH, ANGUS, SCOTLAND, reference, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 6,035,516.
  2. "Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch ( : 15 March 2016), Lewis Spence, 1955; Burial, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, Scotland, Dean Cemetery; citing record ID 151318812, Find a Grave,