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Jenkins, Harold (1909–2000), literary scholar, was born on 19 July 1909 at Shenley Church End, Shenley, Buckinghamshire, the eldest son of Henry Jenkins (1878–1932), a dairyman, and his wife, Mildred, née Carter, who were cousins. Harold had an elder and a younger sister, and two younger brothers. Educated at a local school from the age of three, he won a free place in 1920 at what became ...


Offor, George (1787–1864), literary editor and book collector, was the son of George Offor. He started in business as a bookseller at 2 Postern Row, Tower Hill, London, from which he retired with a competency. By the advice of his friend J. S. C. S. Frey...


M. H. Wilkin

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Wilkin, Simon Wilkin (1790–1862), publisher and literary scholar, was born at Costessey (Cossey), Norfolk, on 27 July 1790, the second of the three children of William Wilkin Wilkin (1762–1799), a Norfolk flour miller, and his wife, Cecilia Lucy (d. 1796), daughter of ...


D. N. Smith

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Wright, William Aldis (1831–1914), literary and biblical scholar, was born at Beccles, Suffolk, on 1 August 1831, the second son of George Wright (1789–1873), Baptist minister there, and his second wife, Elizabeth Higham, sister of Thomas Higham (1795–1844), the engraver. After education at the ...


William Aldis Wright (1831–1914) by Albert George Dew Smith, 1894 © National Portrait Gallery, London