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Abbott, Edwin (1808–1882), headmaster, was born in London on 12 May 1808, the son of Edward Abbott, an oilman and Italian warehouseman, of St Martin's Lane, London, and his wife, Charlotte. After his family fell on hard times Abbott entered the Philological Society...

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Abbott, Edwin Abbott (1838–1926), headmaster and writer, was born at 38 Gloucester Place, Marylebone, Middlesex, on 20 December 1838, the eldest son of Edwin Abbott (1808–1882), headmaster of the Philological School, Marylebone, and his wife, Jane Abbott (1806–1882), a first cousin. Educated at the ...

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Abrahams, Louis Barnett (1839–1918), headmaster, was born on 3 October 1839 at Swansea, the son of Barnett Abrahams (1785–1868) and his second wife, Hannah (fl. 1820–1868), the daughter of Locabel Levy of Lissa, Poland. There was also one daughter of this marriage. His father took the position of ...

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Ainslie, Charlotte Edith (1863–1960), headmistress and educationist, was born at Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, on 15 February 1863, the second daughter of William Ainslie, a pharmaceutical chemist, and his wife, Mary Ann Wood. She attended the Merchant Company's endowed George Watson's Ladies' College, Edinburgh...

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Aitken, Edith (1861–1940), headmistress, was born at Bishophill, Bishophill Junior, York, on 16 June 1861, the third child of Henry Martin Aitken, surgical instrument manufacturer, and his wife, Elizabeth Atkinson. She and her elder siblings were baptized at St Mary Minor, Bishophill, on 8 July 1861. Their father had advanced views on the education of girls, and the eldest daughter, ...

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Alger, Mary Jemima (1838–1894), headmistress, was born on 4 February 1838 at Diss, in Norfolk, daughter of John Alger, corn merchant, and his wife, Jemima, née Goldworth, of yeoman stock. Mary had sisters and an only brother, John Goldworth Alger, who became a journalist. ...

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Alington, Cyril Argentine (1872–1955), headmaster and dean of Durham, was born in Ipswich, Suffolk, on 22 October 1872, the second son of the Revd Henry Giles Alington (1837–1928), an inspector of schools, and his wife, Jane Margaret Booth (d. 1910). In 1886 he went with classical scholarships to ...

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Almond, Hely Hutchinson (1832–1903), headmaster, born in Glasgow on 12 August 1832, was the second son of George Almond, incumbent of St Mary's Episcopal Chapel, Glasgow, and his second wife, Christiana Georgina, eldest daughter of Thomas Smith, barrister, of London. His paternal great-grandfather was headmaster of ...

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Hely Hutchinson Almond (1832–1903) by Elliott & Fry, 1895 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Anderson, Dame Kitty (1903–1979), headmistress, was born on 4 July 1903 in St Anne's, Lancashire, the only daughter and eldest of three children of John Herbert Anderson, and his wife, Lizzie Dawson. Her father moved from St Anne's to Middlesbrough as a chartered accountant in private practice. From the ...