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A. F. Pollard

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Merritt, Henry (1822–1877), picture conservator and art critic, was born in Oxford on 8 June 1822, the son of Joseph Merritt, a tailor. The fifth of nine children, his early years were passed in considerable poverty. His mother encouraged his education at an infant school, and, from the age of eleven, at the ...

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Patten, (Alfred) Hope (1885–1958), Church of England clergyman and restorer of the shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham, was born at the Town Brewery, Sidmouth, Devon, on 17 November 1885, the only child of Alfred Patten, an indigent gentleman, and Mary Sadler, his wife. ...

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Pretty [née Dempster], Edith May (1883–1942), landowner and benefactor, was born on 1 August 1883 at Elland, near Halifax, Yorkshire, the second daughter of Robert Dempster (d. 1925), then a gas engineer employed in his father's company, and his wife, Elizabeth, ...

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Edith May Pretty (1883–1942) by unknown photographer, c.1939 © National Trust Images / Sutton Hoo