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Macbean, Alexander (d. 1784), writer and amanuensis, of whose origins nothing is known, was employed as an amanuensis by the encyclopaedist Ephraim Chambers. After this he became one of the six amanuenses employed by Samuel Johnson on his Dictionary. About 1758 Johnson obtained for him the post of librarian to ...

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Marshall [née Broadbent], Marian Sutton (1846–1901), secretary and trade unionist, was born at Lockwood, Huddersfield, in Yorkshire on 12 September 1846, the daughter of William Broadbent, tea dealer, and his wife, Ann, née Thornton. After her father's death she went with her mother to ...

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Master, Thomas (1602/3–1643), poet and amanuensis, was born in Coates, Gloucestershire, where his father, William Master (d. in or after 1637), was rector. He studied under Henry Topp at Cirencester grammar school and in 1617 advanced to Winchester College on a scholarship. He was nineteen on 15 November 1622 when he matriculated from ...

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Milward, Richard (bap. 1609, d. 1680), amanuensis to John Selden, was baptized on 25 April 1609 at Flitton in Bedfordshire, son of Richard Milward, a yeoman. He matriculated from Trinity College, Cambridge, as a sizar on 7 July 1625 and was elected a scholar of his college on 13 April 1627. He received his BA in 1625 and his MA in 1632....

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Weber, Henry William (1783–1818), literary scholar and secretary, was born on 22 September 1783 at St Petersburg, the second of three children of H. W. Weber (d. 1786), merchant and commissioner for trade, and Dorothy Foster (d. 1816), relative of Henry Lord Holland...