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George Charles Beresford (1864–1938) by Sir William Orpen, 1903 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Beresford, George Charles (1864–1938), photographer and memoirist, was born at 15 Lypiatt Terrace, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, on 10 July 1864, the third son of Major Henry Marcus Beresford (1835–1895) of the 9th foot and his wife, Julia Ellen (d. 1923), daughter of the ...

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Julia Mary Cartwright (1851–1924) by James Russell & Sons, pubd 1902 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Cartwright [married name Ady], Julia Mary (1851–1924), art historian and biographer, was born at the family home, Edgcote House, Edgcote, Northamptonshire, on 7 November 1851, one of the ten children of Richard Aubrey Cartwright and his wife, Mary Fremantle (d. 1885)...

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James Granger (bap. 1723, d. 1776) by John Cornish, 1765 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Granger, James (bap. 1723, d. 1776), print collector and biographer, was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, and baptized there at St James's on 31 March 1723, the son of William Granger and Elizabeth Tutt, who had married in 1717. Nothing is known of Granger's...

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Macpherson [née Bate], Gerardine [Geddie] (1830/31–1878), biographer and book illustrator, was born probably in London, the elder child of Henry Bate, a Leicester artist, and his wife, Louisa, née Murphy, the sister of Anna Brownell Jameson (1794–1860), a well-known writer on art and literature. After ...

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Rossetti, (Emma) Lucy Madox Brown (1843–1894), painter and biographer, was born on 19 July 1843 in Paris, only daughter of Ford Madox Brown (1821–1893), the painter, and his first wife and cousin, Elisabeth Bromley (1818/19–1846). After her mother died of tuberculosis in June 1846, her father brought ...