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The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Ralston, William Shedden
A noted Russian scholar and translator, born in London; studied at Cambridge, and in 1862 was called to the bar, but never practised; assistant in the British Museum library till 1875; visited Russia; his works embrace "Songs of the Russian People," "Russian Folk-Tales," &c. (1828-1889).
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Ralston, William Shedden'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/r/ralston-william-shedden.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.