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Allen [née Gill], Marjory, Lady Allen of Hurtwood (1897–1976), landscape architect and promoter of child welfare, was born on 10 May 1897 at Hazelstubbs, Gravel Hill, Bexleyheath, the daughter of George Joseph Gill (c.1860–1947), a water-rate collector, and his wife, ...

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Brown, Ford Madox (1821–1893), painter and designer, was born at Calais, France, on 16 April 1821, the son of Ford Brown (d. 1842) and his wife, Caroline (d. 1839), the daughter of Tristram Maries Madox, of an old Kent yeoman family. ...

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Ford Madox Brown (1821–1893) self-portrait, 1877 courtesy of the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Art Museums. Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop. Photograph: Katya Kallsen © President and Fellows of Harvard College

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Bulley, Arthur Kilpin (1861–1942), cotton broker and gardener, was born at Montpellier Lodge, Montpellier Crescent, New Brighton, Cheshire, on 10 January 1861, the fourth son and thirteenth of fourteen children of Samuel Marshall Bulley (1811–1880), cotton broker, and his wife, Mary Rachel (1817–1887)...

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Coates, Wells Wintemute (1895–1958), architect and industrial designer, was born on 17 December 1895 in Tokyo, Japan, the eldest of the six children of the Revd Dr Harper Havelock Coates (1865–1934), Canadian-born Methodist medical missionary and professor of philosophy and comparative religion at the ...

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Fowler, John Beresford (1906–1977), interior decorator, was born on 20 June 1906 at the Old Mill House, Lingfield, Surrey, the son of Robert Richard Fowler and his wife, Blanche Beresford, née Forster. His father was clerk of the course at the fashionable Edwardian race course at ...

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Gray, Milner Connorton (1899–1997), artist and designer, was born on 8 October 1899 in Blackheath, London, the second son and the second of the five children of Archibald Campbell Gray (d. 1944?), a member of the Baltic exchange, and of his wife, ...

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Hogarth, (Arthur) Paul (1917–2001), artist and illustrator, was born Arthur Hoggarth at 28 Caroline Street, Kendal, Westmorland, on 4 October 1917, the son of Arthur Hoggarth, later Hogarth, a butcher then serving as a pioneer in the Royal Engineers, and his wife, Janet, ...

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(Emily) Margaret Jourdain (1876–1951) by unknown photographer, 1910 © reserved; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Jourdain, (Emily) Margaret (1876–1951), historian of English furniture and decoration, was born on 15 August 1876 in Derwent, Derbyshire, the eighth of ten children of the Revd Francis Jourdain (1834–1898) and his wife, Emily, daughter of Charles Clay, a Manchester surgeon. As the hard-up daughter of a hard-up country parson, surrounded by caustic and highly competitive siblings, ...

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Morison, Stanley Arthur (1889–1967), typographer, was born at Kent Villa, Tavistock Road, Wanstead, Essex, on 6 May 1889, the only son and second of the three children of Arthur Andrew Morison (1856–1932) and his wife, Alice Louisa (1863–1951), daughter of Charles Cole, clerk, of ...

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Stanley Arthur Morison (1889–1967) by Sir William Rothenstein, 1924 by permission of the Syndics of Cambridge University Library

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William Morris (1834–1896) by George Frederic Watts, 1870 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Morris, William (1834–1896), designer, author, and visionary socialist, was born at Elm House, Walthamstow, on 24 March 1834, eldest surviving son and fourth of the ten children of William Morris (1797–1847), financier in the City of London, and his wife, Emma (1805–1894), daughter of ...

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Reilly, Paul, Baron Reilly (1912–1990), designer and design entrepreneur, was born on 29 May 1912 at Dingle Bank, Toxteth, Liverpool, the third child and elder son of the family of four children, of whom only one son and one daughter survived childhood, of ...

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Tracy, Walter Valentine (1914–1995), typographer, was born on 14 February 1914 in Islington, London, the son of Walter Tracy (1882–1938), a seaman in the Royal Navy. His mother, Anne Nunn (1883–1984), worked as a leather machinist before her marriage in 1909. Walter was the elder of two children: his sister, ...

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Voysey, Charles Francis Annesley (1857–1941), architect and designer, was born in Hessle, near Hull, on 28 May 1857, the third child and eldest son of the six daughters and four sons of the Revd Charles Voysey (1828–1912) and his wife, Frances Maria, née...

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Charles Francis Annesley Voysey (1857–1941) by Harold Speed, 1905 © National Portrait Gallery, London