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H. R. Tedder

revised by C. M. Fraser

Adamson, John (1787–1855), antiquary and Portuguese scholar, the last surviving son of Lieutenant Cuthbert Adamson RN and his second wife, Mary Huthwaite, was born on 13 September 1787 at his father's house in Gateshead. After education at the Royal Grammar School, Newcastle upon Tyne...

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Bell, Aubrey FitzGerald (1881–1950), Portuguese and Spanish scholar, was born on 20 August 1881 at the vicarage of Muncaster, Ravenglass, Cumberland, the son of the Revd Henry Bell (1838–1919), rural dean of Gosforth and subsequently canon of Carlisle Cathedral, and his wife, Katherine...

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Bowle, John (1725–1788), literary editor, was born on 15 October 1725 at Idmiston, near Salisbury, Wiltshire, the eldest of the four children of John Bowle (c.1700–1743), gentleman, and his wife, Sarah (1700–1785), daughter of the Revd Thomas Westley, rector of Brockley, Somerset...

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Brazil, Angela (1868–1947), children's writer, was born at 1 West Cliff, Preston, Lancashire, on 30 November 1868, the younger daughter and fourth child of Clarence Brazil (1831–1899) and his wife, Angelica McKinnell (1835/6–1915). The Brazils were of Irish descent and Angela was proud of her ‘Celtic’ ancestry, but with her dark hair and eyes she resembled in appearance her half-Spanish mother. ...

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Angela Brazil (1868–1947) by Lafayette, c. 1934 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Edward FitzGerald Brenan (1894–1987) by Dora Carrington, 1921 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Brenan, Edward FitzGerald [Gerald] (1894–1987), writer and Hispanic scholar, was born on 7 April 1894 at Sliema, Malta, the elder son (there were no daughters) of Hugh Brenan, subaltern in the Royal Irish Rifles, and his wife, Helen, daughter of Sir Ogilvie Graham...

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Thomas Seccombe

revised by R. W. Truman

Burke, Ulick Ralph (1845–1895), Spanish scholar, eldest son of Charles Granby Burke (b. 1814), of St Philip's, Milltown, co. Dublin, master of the court of common pleas in Ireland (1852–82), and his first wife, Emma Jane (d. 1869), daughter of Ralph Creyke...

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Calvert, Albert Frederick (1872?–1946), traveller and author, was the son of John Frederick (Fred) Calvert, a mining engineer, and his wife, Grace Easley. There is doubt about the date and place of his birth. Some sources make him Australian, born in New South Wales...

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Chorley, John Rutter (1806–1867), scholar of Spanish literature and poet, was born on 31 July 1806 at Blackley Hurst, near Billinge, Lancashire, the third of the four children of John Chorley (1771–1816), iron worker and lock maker, and his wife, Jane, née Wilkinson (1779–1851)...