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Gardner, Alice (1854–1927), historian, was born on 26 April 1854 at Hackney, London, one of the six children of Thomas Gardner, stockbroker, and his wife, Ann, née Pearse. Educated privately at first, she went to Hannah Pipe's celebrated school at Laleham in 1869. Then in 1876, at twenty-two, she went up to ...

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Mary Anne Everett Green (1818–1895) by George Pycock Green © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Green [née Wood], Mary Anne Everett (1818–1895), historian, was born on 19 July 1818 in Sheffield, the second of six children of the Revd Robert Wood (1787–1851), Wesleyan Methodist minister, and his wife, Sarah, née Bateson (1795–1866). The Woods descended from the ...

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Pollard, Albert Frederick (1869–1948), historian, was born in Ryde, Isle of Wight, on 16 December 1869, the second son of Henry Hindes Pollard, a pharmaceutical chemist, and his wife, Emily May Cave. The family was Methodist in religion and Liberal in its politics. ...

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Albert Frederick Pollard (1869–1948) by Blake Studio © National Portrait Gallery, London

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G. J. Turner

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Rigg, James McMullen (1855–1926), biographer and historian, the son of James Harrison Rigg (1821–1909), principal of the Wesleyan college, Westminster, and his wife, Caroline (d. 1889), daughter of John Smith, alderman of Worcester, was born at Brentford on 28 September 1855. He was educated at the ...

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G. Le G. Norgate

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Rule, William Harris (1802–1890), Methodist minister and historian, born at Penryn, Cornwall, on 15 November 1802, was the son of John Rule and his wife, Louisa, daughter of William Harris, a Cornish Quaker. The father, a native of Berwick upon Tweed, was of Scottish parentage. While a surgeon in the army he was captured and imprisoned for some years in ...

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W. P. Courtney

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Smith, George (1800–1868), historian, born at Condurrow, near Camborne, Cornwall, on 31 August 1800, was the son of William Smith (d. 1852), a carpenter and small farmer at Condurrow, and his wife, Philippa Moneypenny (d. 1834). He was educated at the ...

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Stamp, William Wood (1801–1877), Methodist minister and historian, was born on 23 May 1801 and baptized in Bradford, West Riding of Yorkshire, the following day. Little is known of his family background except that he was the son of the Revd John Stamp...

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Thompson, Edward John (1886–1946), teacher and writer, was born on 9 April 1886 at Hazel Grove, Stockport, the eldest son of John Moses Thompson (1854–1894), from near Penrith, and his wife, Elizabeth Penney (1851–1928), both Wesleyan missionaries to south India. Mission compounds and ...