Bannatyne, George (bănˈətĪn) [key], 1545–1608?, collector of Scottish poems. He compiled the Bannatyne MS (1568), the chief collection of Scottish verse of the 15th and 16th cent. The Bannatyne Club was founded in his honor in 1823 for the purpose of publishing old Scottish works.
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