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Anderson, William (1842–1900), anatomist and writer on art, was born on 18 December 1842 in London at the Eldon Arms, Queen Square, the son of William Henry Anderson, licensed victualler, and his wife, Ann, formerly Cattel. After attending the City of London School...

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Ash, Claudius (1792–1854), silversmith and dental supplier, the second son of Sarjeant Ash (bap. 1755, d. 1820), silversmith, and his wife, Lydia, was born in London on 2 March 1792 and baptized with his younger brother William on 18 May 1794. At the time of his birth, and for several years before, it is likely that the family was settled in the neighbourhood of ...

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Bushell, Stephen Wootton (1844–1908), physician and art historian, born on 28 July 1844 at Woodnesborough, near Sandwich, Kent, was the third son of William Bushell, a farmer, and his wife, Sarah Frances Wootton. After education at Tunbridge Wells School and at Grange Court, Chigwell...

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Colyer, Sir (James) Frank (1866–1954), dental surgeon and museum curator, was born on 25 September 1866 at 2 Loughborough Villas, Loughborough Road, Lambeth, London, one of the sons of James Colyer, dentist, and his wife, Rebecca Hastings, née Farrow. There is no information about ...

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Dearmer [née White], (Jessie) Mabel Prichard (1872–1915), illustrator, writer, and nursing orderly, was born at Bryn Eglwys, Llanbeblig, Caernarfon, on 22 March 1872, the daughter of William White (1816/17–1875), surgeon-major in the Indian army, and Selina Taylor Prichard (1842–1926), daughter of William Taylor Prichard...

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Diamond, Hugh Welch (1808–1886), photographer and asylum superintendent, was born at Goudhurst, Kent, on 23 October 1808, the eldest son of William Batchelor Diamond, a surgeon in the East India Company, and his wife, Jane Welch. Diamond was educated at Norwich grammar school...

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Edward Whitaker Gray (1748–1806) by Sir Augustus Wall Callcott [detail] © Royal Society

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Gray, Edward Whitaker (1748–1806), physician and museum curator, was born on 21 March 1748, probably in London, the second son of Samuel Gray (bap. 1693?, d. 1766), seedsman, and his wife, Juliana, née Kelly (d. 1774). An older brother, Samuel Gray (1739–1771)...

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Haden, Sir Francis Seymour [pseud. H. Dean] (1818–1910), etcher and surgeon, was born at 62 Sloane Street, London, on 16 September 1818, the son of Charles Thomas Haden (1786–1824), a surgeon at Derbyshire General Infirmary. His mother, Emma, was the daughter of the singer ...

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Sir Francis Seymour Haden (1818–1910) self-portrait, 1862 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Heaviside, John (bap. 1748, d. 1828), surgeon and museum proprietor, the son of John Heaviside (c.1717–1787), surgeon, and his wife, Mary Elliott (c.1718–1792), was born in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, and was baptized on 18 April 1748. After being educated by ...

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George Heriot (1563–1624) by David Scougall (after Paul van Somer) courtesy of George Heriot Trust, Edinburgh

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Heriot, George (1563–1624), jeweller and philanthropist, was born in Edinburgh on 15 June 1563, the eldest son of George Heriot (1539/40–1610), goldsmith and MP, of Edinburgh and his first wife, Elizabeth Balderstone. Heriot was apprenticed to his father's trade, and on 14 January 1586 he was contracted to marry ...

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Kris, (Walter) Ernst (1900–1957), art historian and psychoanalyst, was born in Vienna on 26 April 1900, the son of Leopold Kris, a lawyer, and his wife, Rosa. Precocious and prolific, he graduated in 1922 from Vienna University under Julius von Schlosser, with a PhD thesis on the bizarre ceramics—incorporating casts from life—of the French Renaissance potter ...

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Locker, Edward Hawke (1777–1849), hospital administrator and watercolour painter, born at the parsonage house, East Malling, Kent, on 9 October 1777, was the fourth of the five surviving children of Captain William Locker (1731–1800) and his wife, Lucy (1746/7–1780), daughter of Admiral William Parry...

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John St John Long (1798–1834) by James Fahey, 1831 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Long, John St John (1798–1834), quack and painter, was born at Newcastle West, co. Limerick, the second of three children of John Long and Anne St John. His father was a basket maker and handyman, and both parents were protestant. After demonstrating an ability in sketching, ...

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Loudon, Irvine Stewart Lees (1924–2015), general practitioner, medical historian, and artist, was born on 1 August 1924 at 120 Cathedral Road, Cardiff, the younger son of Andrew Walker Buist Loudon (1880–1968) and his wife, Sarah Margaret Black (Morag), née Lees (...

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Loudon, Irvine Stewart Lees (1924–2015), by unknown photographer, c. 2004

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MacKenzie, Alister [Alexander] (1870–1934), golf course architect and medical practitioner, was born at The Orchard, Normanton, near Leeds, on 30 August 1870, the second of six children of Dr William Scobie MacKenzie (c.1820–1917), medical practitioner, and his wife, Mary Jane Smith...