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Allen, Thomas William (1862–1950), Greek scholar and palaeographer, was born on 9 May 1862 at 103 Camden Road Villas, Camden New Town, London, the eldest of five children of Thomas Bull Allen, wholesale tea dealer, and his wife, Amelia Le Lacheur. One of his sisters married the classical scholar ...

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Evans, John Gwenogvryn (1852–1930), palaeographer, was born at Ffynnon-felfed, Llanybydder, Carmarthenshire, on 20 March 1852, the only son of Thomas Evans, farmer, and his wife, Margaret, née Rees. When he was a year old his parents moved to Llanwenog, Cardiganshire, the parish from which he later coined his middle name. He attended local schools until the age of fourteen, and then spent four years apprenticed to his uncle, ...

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Gilson, Julius Parnell (1868–1929), librarian and palaeographer, was born at Worksop, Nottinghamshire, on 23 June 1868, the younger son of Henry Robert Gilson, of Worksop, and his wife, Mary Anne, daughter of George Quilter, vicar of Canwick, near Lincoln. He was educated at ...

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Harris, James Rendel (1852–1941), biblical scholar and palaeographer, was born in Plymouth on 27 January 1852, the second son of Henry Marmaduke Harris, a house decorator, and his wife, Elizabeth Carter, née Budd. Educated at Plymouth grammar school, he entered Clare College, Cambridge...

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Hayter, John (1755–1818), Church of England clergyman and palaeographer, was born in Chagford, Devon, and baptized there on 19 March 1755, one of two sons of Joshua Hayter, rector of Chagford, and his wife, Frances. Having been educated at Eton College from 1766 to 1772 he matriculated from ...

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Hunt, Richard William (1908–1979), palaeographer, was born at Spondon, Derbyshire, on 11 April 1908, the second of three sons and one daughter born to Sydney Hunt, the local doctor, and his wife, Mabel Mary Whitely. From school at Haileybury College he went to read classics at ...

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Ker, Neil Ripley (1908–1982), palaeographer, was born on 28 May 1908 in Brompton, London, the only child of Robert Macneil Ker, of Dougalston, Milngavie, later a captain in the 3rd battalion of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, and his second wife, Lucy Winifred...

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Elias Avery Lowe (1879–1969) by Sir Jacob Epstein, 1953 © Tate, London, 2004; collection The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of Joseph Lowe, 1956. (65.232) All rights reserved, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Lowe, Elias Avery (1879–1969), palaeographer, was born on 15 October 1879 in Moscow, Russia, the son of Charles Loew, a silk and embroidery merchant, and his wife, Sarah Ragoler. In 1892 he emigrated with his parents to New York city, where he became a ...

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Sir Frederic Madden (1801–1873) by Richard Cockle Lucas, 1849 © National Portrait Gallery, London