12) This cap and gown came to us from the estate of Dr. Katharine Briggs, British folklorist of international reputation. She lectured several times in Pittsburgh and became our friend. I remember that once when she was asked by a British interviewer whether she believed in fairies, she said, "With regard to fairies, I am an agnostic." She received the doctoral degree from Oxford University. Tom Pears personally supervised the work of inscribing the citation on the glass case.