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Simmonds, Peter Lund (1814–1897), newsagent and journalist, was born on 24 July 1814 in Aarhus, Denmark. He was adopted by Lieutenant George Simmonds RN—but his precise origins and the events leading to his adoption are obscure. The Simmondses were a naval family and their home at ...

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Smith, (William) Frederick Danvers, second Viscount Hambleden (1868–1928), newsagent and hospital reformer, was born at Filey, Yorkshire, on 12 August 1868, the only surviving son and youngest of the six children of William Henry Smith (1825–1891), newsagent and politician, and his wife, Emily Leach, ...

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Smith, William Henry (1825–1891), newsagent and politician, was born on 24 June 1825 at 42 Duke Street, Grosvenor Square, London, the only son of William Henry Smith (1792–1865), and his wife, Mary Ann Cooper. He had six sisters. His father, who was originally a newsagent in a small way of business, had the idea of sending ...

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William Henry Smith (1825–1891) by John D. Miller, pubd 1883 (after George Richmond, 1878) © National Portrait Gallery, London