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Bales, Peter (bap. 1547, d. 1610?), writing-master and calligrapher, was baptized at St Michael Cornhill, London, on 15 June 1547. Parish records show that he was the eldest child of Thomas Bales of Birchin Lane, a draper and a citizen of London, and his wife, ...

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Cocker, Edward (1631/2–1676), calligrapher and arithmetician, is sometimes said to have come from Northamptonshire but this is unsubstantiated. Nothing is known of his parentage and early life. He published five copybooks in 1657; one, The Pen's Triumph, mentions an earlier Pen's Experience, now untraced, as his first work. By 1657 he was married, and teaching writing and arithmetic in ...

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Fairbank, Alfred John (1895–1982), calligrapher, was born on 12 July 1895 in Grimsby, Lincolnshire, the elder of the two sons of Alfred John Fairbank (1868–1953), engine fitter, and his wife, Emma Greetham (1863–1929), a Salvation Army officer. His parents moved to Gillingham, Kent...

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Hodgkin, John (1766–1845), grammarian and calligrapher, was born at Shipston-on-Stour, Worcestershire, on 11 February 1766, the son of John Hodgkin, shopkeeper and wool stapler, and his wife, Elizabeth, née Gibbs. He was educated partly at a Quakers' school at Worcester, and partly by his uncle, ...

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Inglis [married name Kello], Esther (1570/71–1624), calligrapher, was probably born in London. She is generally known as Inglis, the Scottish form of Langlois. Her parents, Nicolas Langlois and Marie Presot, moved to London from Dieppe in France as Huguenot refugees about 1569. By 1574 they were settled in ...

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James [née Calkin], Margaret Bernard (1895–1985), designer, calligrapher, and painter, was born on 23 February 1895 at 22 Holmdale Road, West Hampstead, London, the third of seven children of Harry Bernard Calkin (1861–1926), who married Margaret Agnes Palfrey (1870–1936) in 1890. He was in insurance and became a ...

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Johnston, Edward (1872–1944), calligrapher and designer of lettering, was born on 11 February 1872 in San José province, Uruguay, the second of the four children of Fowell Buxton Johnston (b. 1839), army officer, and his wife, Alice Douglas (d. 1891). His paternal grandfather was ...

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Edward Johnston (1872–1944) by Arthur Henry Knighton-Hammond, exh. Royal Society of Portrait Painters 1937 © Estate of Arthur Henry Knighton-Hammond / National Portrait Gallery, London

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Ubaldini, Petruccio (fl. 1545–1599), calligrapher and writer, claimed Florentine citizenship, though he cannot be traced in Florence. The names of his parents and his date of birth are unknown. However, he was possibly born in the Florentine state, his mother may have been a ...

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Wellington [née Bass; other married name Sutton], Irene (1904–1984), calligrapher, was born on 29 October 1904, at Tourney Hall, Lydd, Kent youngest of the nine children of Charles Bass (1860–1944), a farmer, and his wife, Julia, née Goble (1864–1949). Irene grew up on the family farm in ...