George Brisbane Scott Douglas was a poet and author who occasionally wrote under the name Sir George Douglas, as he was a Baronet. He was born on December 22, 1856 in Gibraltar, his mother’s native home. After his older brother died, he was tasked with running the family’s large estate and there he learned a great many folk tales from the gamekeepers and other staff there. He had a number of literary and academic endeavors, graduating from Harrow and Trinity College in Cambridge, then publishing a book of poems, a collection called New Border Tales (1892), and Scottish Fairy and Folk Tales (1901), among others. He died June 22, 1935.