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Baker, Richard Edward St Barbe (1889–1982), conservationist, was born on 9 October 1889 at West End, near Southampton, the eldest of five children of John Richard St Barbe Baker, horticulturist, and his wife, Charlotte, née Purrott. His father grew trees for a living on his own land and from his earliest days ...

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Blomfield [née Ryan], Sara Louisa [Sitárih Khánum] (1859–1939), Bahءi promoter and philanthropist, was born in Knockaneven, near Limerick, the daughter of Matthew John Ryan. She received a convent education in England. On 21 April 1887 she married Arthur William Blomfield (1829–1899), architect and son of ...

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Breakwell, Thomas (1872–1902), the first English Bahaءi convert, was born at Ellen Street, Woking, Surrey, on 31 May 1872, the youngest of the five children of Edward Breakwell, blacksmith, and his wife, Elizabeth, née Knight. He received his elementary education at the local school, and subsequently emigrated with his family to the ...

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Cheyne, Thomas Kelly (1841–1915), biblical scholar, was born on 18 September 1841 in London, the youngest son of the Revd Charles Cheyne (d. 1867), second master at Christ's Hospital, and his wife, Sarah Anne, whose father was Thomas Hartwell Horne, editor of the popular ...

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Kelly, David Christopher (1944–2003), microbiologist and weapons inspector, was born on 14 May 1944 at Llwynypia Hospital, Llwynypia, Glamorgan, the son of Thomas John Kelly, a schoolteacher then serving as a signals officer in the RAF Volunteer Reserve, and his wife, Margaret, née...

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Leach, Bernard Howell (1887–1979), potter and writer, was born on 5 January 1887 in Hong Kong, the only child of Andrew John Leach (1852–1904), barrister and puisne judge, and his wife, Eleanor (known as Nellie; 1862–1887), daughter of Hamilton Sharp of Manchester, headmaster, and his wife....

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Bernard Howell Leach (1887–1979) self-portrait, 1914 © National Portrait Gallery, London