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Drummond, Peter Robert (1802–1879), bookseller and agriculturist, was born at Madderty, Perthshire, the son of John Drummond, a small farmer, and his wife, Jean Gow. He was educated in Madderty, and in early life worked as a carpenter. He attained skill as a maker of picture frames, which brought him into the society of picture dealers and allowed him to gain some knowledge of art....

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Price, Sir Uvedale, first baronet (1747–1829), writer and rural improver, was born at Foxley, in the parish of Yazor, Herefordshire, where he was baptized on 14 April 1747. He was the eldest son of Robert Price (1717–1761), a gentleman artist, and his wife, ...

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Russell, George William [pseud. A. E.] (1867–1935), journalist, poet, and agricultural economist, was born on 10 April 1867 at William Street, in the Ulster town of Lurgan, the youngest of three children of Thomas Elias Russell (1822?–1900), a bookkeeper employed by Bell & Co....

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George William Russell (1867–1935) by John Butler Yeats, 1903 National Gallery of Ireland

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Sinclair, Sir John, first baronet (1754–1835), agricultural improver, politician, and codifier of ‘useful knowledge’, was born at Thurso Castle, Caithness, on 10 May 1754, the third but only surviving son of George Sinclair (d. 1770) of Ulbster and his wife, Lady Janet Sutherland (1720–1795)...

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Sir John Sinclair, first baronet (1754–1835) by Sir Henry Raeburn, c. 1794–9 National Gallery of Scotland

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Thackeray, Thomas James [Tom] (1796–1877), playwright, army officer, and agriculturist, was born on 5 September 1796 in Madras, India, the elder son of Thomas Thackeray (1767–1852) of Bath, a surgeon on the Madras establishment of the East India Company, and his first wife, ...

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Tusser, Thomas (c. 1524–1580), writer on agriculture and poet, was born at Rivenhall, near Witham in Essex. He was the fourth son, in a family of five, of William Tusser and of Isabella, daughter of Thomas Smith of Rivenhall. The date of birth, however, remains uncertain. A date of 1515 is supported by an entry in the register of the church of ...

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Williams, (Owen) Alfred (1877–1930), poet and writer on rural and industrial life, was born in South Marston, near Swindon, Wiltshire, the fifth of eight surviving children and the youngest of four sons of Elias Lloyd Williams (1849–1899), a decorative woodworker from Conwy, Wales...