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Edwards, Sir Owen Morgan (1858–1920), literary scholar and educationist, was born on 26 December 1858 at Coed y Pry, Llanuwchllyn, Merioneth. He was the eldest of four sons of Owen Edwards, a tenant farmer, and Elizabeth (Beti), née Jones, a farmer's daughter. The family's material circumstances were poor but the home, chapel, and community environments were rich in their literary and spiritual impact. ...

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Sir Owen Morgan Edwards (1858–1920) by Bassano, 1916 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Ford, (Richard) Boris (1917–1998), educationist and literary editor, was born on 1 July 1917 in Simla, India, son of Brigadier Geoffrey Noel Ford CBE and his Russian wife, Ekatarina. He was first educated as a chorister at King's College School, Cambridge. Music was a lifelong passion: he sang, latterly as counter-tenor, was a good pianist, and built a harpsichord. He attended ...

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Richards, Ivor Armstrong (1893–1979), literary scholar and educationist, was born at Hillside, Sandbach, Cheshire, on 26 February 1893, the third son and third and youngest child of William Armstrong Richards (1849–1902), a chemical engineer originally from Swansea, and his wife, Mary Anne (...

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Wilson, John Dover (1881–1969), literary scholar and educationist, was born at Mortlake, Surrey, on 13 July 1881, the eldest of the six children of Edwin Wilson, engraver and scientific illustrator, and his wife, Elizabeth Dover. He won scholarships to Lancing College, where his uncle was headmaster, and to ...

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John Dover Wilson (1881–1969) by Robert Lyon, 1955 courtesy of the University of Edinburgh's Collections