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Child, Francis James (1825–1896), philologist and ballad scholar, was born on 1 February 1825 in Boston, Massachusetts, to Joseph Child (1792–1879), sailmaker, and his wife, Alice, née James (d. 1839?). He attended Boston's public schools before he was prepared for college at the Latin school there at the insistence and expense of its principal, ...

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Francis James Child (1825–1896) by unknown photographer © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Morris, Richard (1833–1894), scholar of early English and philologist, was born at Bermondsey, London, on 8 September 1833, the son of David Morris, a Welsh hatter. He trained as an elementary schoolmaster at St John's College, Battersea, Surrey, though his education was largely self-acquired. On 16 March 1856 he married ...

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Murray, Hilda Mary Emily Ada Ruthven (1875–1951), philologist and literary scholar, was born on 17 November 1875 at Hammer's Lane, Mill Hill, London, the fifth child and eldest daughter of the lexicographer Sir James Murray (1837–1915) and his second wife, Ada Agnes, née...

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Wardale, Edith Elizabeth (1863–1943), philologist and literary scholar, was born on 6 March 1863 at the rectory, Orcheston St Mary, Wiltshire, the daughter of the Revd John Wardale (1824–1903), rector of Orcheston St Mary and sometime fellow of Clare College, Cambridge, and his wife, ...

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Whiter, Walter (1758–1832), philologist and literary scholar, born at Birmingham on 30 October 1758, was at King Henry VIII Grammar School, Coventry, for ten years, under Dr Edwards, where Robert Bree MD was a fellow pupil. He was admitted to Clare College, Cambridge...