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Boyne, (Donald Arthur) Colin Aydon (1921–2006), architectural journalist and editor, was born on 15 February 1921 at Holnest, Farway, Honiton, Devon, the only child of Captain Lytton Leonard Boyne (b. 1887), formerly of the 3rd Royal Sussex regiment, and his wife, Millicent, ...

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Fuller, Peter Michael (1947–1990), art critic and magazine editor, was born on 31 August 1947 in Damascus, the second child and elder son in the family of two sons and a daughter of Harold William Charles Fuller, general medical practitioner, and his wife, ...

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Godwin, George (1813–1888), architect and journal editor, was born in Brompton Terrace, Kensington, London, on 28 January 1813, one of nine children of George Godwin senior (1780–1863) and his wife, Mary Anne (1790–1872). His father was an architect and surveyor who played a significant role in the development of ...

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George Godwin (1813–1888) by Ernest Edwards, pubd 1865 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Hastings, Hubert de Cronin (1902–1986), editor, was born on 18 July 1902 at Spring House, Kingston Road, Merton, Surrey, the third son of Percy Hastings, proprietor of the Architectural Press and founder in 1896 of the Architectural Review, and Lilian Julie Bass. He was educated at ...

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Knowles, Sir James Thomas (1831–1908), journal editor and architect, born at Reigate, Surrey, on 13 October 1831, was the eldest child in the family of two sons and three daughters of James Thomas Knowles (1806–1884), architect, and his wife, Susannah (1810–1876), daughter of ...

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Sir James Thomas Knowles (1831–1908) by Arthur James Knowles, c. 1903 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Monica Helen Ida Pidgeon (1913–2009) by unknown photographer, 1980s RIBA Library Photographs Collection

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Pidgeon [née Lehmann], Monica Helen Ida (1913–2009), architectural journalist and editor, was born on 29 September 1913 in Catemu, Chile, the younger daughter and second of the three children of Andrew William Lehmann (1878–1970), chairman of a copper mining company, and his Scottish wife, ...

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Rossetti, William Michael (1829–1919), art critic and literary editor, was born on 25 September 1829 at 38 Charlotte Street, Portland Place, London, third of four children of Gabriele Pasquale Giuseppe Rossetti (1783–1854), professor of Italian and Dante scholar, and his wife, Frances Mary Lavinia (1800–1886)...

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William Michael Rossetti (1829–1919) by Ford Madox Brown, 1856 [William Michael Rossetti by Gaslight] National Trust Photographic Library

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Statham, Henry Heathcote (1839–1924), architectural writer and journal editor, was born at Everton, Lancashire, on 11 January 1839, the eldest son of Henry Heathcote Statham, a solicitor, and his wife, Irene Elisa, née Horner. The journalist Francis Reginald Statham was his younger brother. He was educated at ...

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Henry Heathcote Statham (1839–1924) by Elliott & Fry RIBA Library Photographs Collection

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Sutton, Denys Miller (1917–1991), art critic and journal editor, was born on 10 August 1917 at Pyne House, 64 South Side, Clapham, London, the son of Edmund Miller Sutton, a jeweller's assistant, and Dulcie Laura Wheeler, an actress. He was educated at Uppingham School...

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Townsend, Peter (1919–2006), Sinologist and art magazine editor, was born on 24 August 1919 at 21 Cyril Mansions, East Battersea, London, the third son and fourth of five children of Lewis William Townsend, dentist, poet, and biographer of Oliver Wendell Holmes, and his wife, ...