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Bell, Sir (Harold) Idris (1879–1967), papyrologist and scholar of Welsh literature, was born on 2 October 1879 at Epworth, Lincolnshire, the son of Charles Christopher Bell (b. 1845), chemist, and his wife, Rachel Hughes (d. 1880). His father's family had been yeoman farmers in the north midlands and had marked literary leanings, his father not least; but the Welsh inheritance from his mother meant more to ...

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Sir (Harold) Idris Bell (1879–1967) by Walter Stoneman, 1955 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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H. I. Bell

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Grenfell, Bernard Pyne (1869–1926), papyrologist, was born on 16 December 1869 in Birmingham, the eldest and only surviving son of John Granville Grenfell FGS (d. 1897), a master at King Edward's School, Birmingham, and previously (1861–6) assistant in the department of Greek and Roman antiquities at the ...

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H. I. Bell

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Hunt, Arthur Surridge (1871–1934), papyrologist, was born at Romford, Essex, on 1 March 1871, the eldest son and third of eight children of Alfred Henry Hunt, solicitor, later of Romford Hall, and his wife, Emily Pertwee. His father belonged to an old Essex...

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Woods [married name Fowke], Hilda Mary (1892–1971), medical statistician and epidemiologist, was born at Doddershall, Buckinghamshire, on 25 August 1892, the eldest daughter of five surviving children of William Ashburnham Woods (1858–1935), farmer, and his wife, Mary Ann, née...