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Bodkin, Thomas Patrick (1887–1961), museum director and art critic, was born in Dublin on 21 July 1887, the eldest of the family of two sons and four daughters of Matthias McDonnell Bodkin, a journalist who was later county court judge of Clare and MP for ...

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Sir William Boxall (1800–1879) by Michel Angelo Pittatore, 1870 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Boxall, Sir William (1800–1879), portrait painter and museum director, was born on 29 June 1800 in or near Oxford, the son of Thomas Boxall, clerk to the collector of excise, and the brother of Anne (d. 1846), later wife of the Revd Charles Boxall Longland...

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Cox, Sir (George) Trenchard (1905–1995), museum director, was born on 31 July 1905 at 19 Craven Hill, London, the son of William Pallett Cox, barrister, and his wife, Marion, née Beverley. He was educated at Eton College and at King's College, Cambridge, where he was a prizeman; in 1926 he took a third in part one of the modern and medieval languages tripos, and in 1928 a first in part two of the modern languages certificate of competent knowledge. Away from his studies ...

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Doyle, Henry Edward (1827–1892), painter and museum director, was born in Dublin, the third of seven children of John Doyle (1797–1868) and his wife, Marianna Conan (d. 1832). John Doyle, also born in Dublin, had trained initially as a miniature painter with ...

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Farr, Dennis Larry Ashwell (1929–2006), art historian and museum director, was born on 3 April 1929 at 30 Leagrave Road, Luton, Bedfordshire, the youngest of three children of Arthur William Farr, who sold, and later manufactured, hats, and his wife, Helen Eva, née...

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Francis, Sir Frank Chalton (1901–1988), museum director and librarian, was born on 5 October 1901 in Liverpool, the only child of Frank William Francis, provision broker, who died in 1914, and his wife, Elizabeth Chalton, furrier; both parents were from Liverpool. He was educated at the ...

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Hennessy, Sir John Wyndham Pope- (1913–1994), museum director and art historian, was born on 13 December 1913 at 29 Grosvenor Place, Belgravia, London, the elder son (there were no daughters) of Major-General (Ladislaus Herbert) Richard Pope-Hennessy (1875–1942), colonial official and army officer, and his wife, ...

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Sir John Wyndham Pope- Hennessy (1913–1994) by Dame Elisabeth Frink, 1975 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Kendrick, Sir Thomas Downing (1895–1979), museum director, was born at Handsworth, Birmingham, on 1 April 1895, the eldest child of Thomas Henry Kendrick, a manufacturer of bedsteads, and his wife, Frances Susan Downing, of Stourton Hall, near Stourbridge. His father died in 1902 and his mother remarried in 1905; her husband was ...

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Kenyon, Sir Frederic George (1863–1952), Greek and biblical scholar and museum director, was born on 15 January 1863, the seventh son and the eleventh of the fifteen children (eleven boys, four girls) of John Robert Kenyon (1807–1880) of Pradoe, Shropshire, grandson of the ...

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Sir Frederic George Kenyon (1863–1952) by Walter Stoneman, 1919 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Trenchard Cox

revised by Anne Pimlott Baker

Maclagan, Sir Eric Robert Dalrymple (1879–1951), museum director, was born in London on 4 December 1879, the only son of William Dalrymple Maclagan (1826–1910), bishop of Lichfield, later archbishop of York, and his second wife, Augusta Anne, daughter of William Keppel Barrington, sixth Viscount Barrington...

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Sir Eric Robert Dalrymple Maclagan (1879–1951) by Howard Coster, 1937 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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A. V. B. Norman

revised by Peter Hughes

Mann, Sir James Gow (1897–1962), museum director, was born in Norwood, London, on 23 September 1897, the only son of Alexander Mann (1853–1908), Scottish landscape painter, and his wife, Catherine Macfarlane Gow. In 1916 he left Winchester College (where he was educated from 1911) and joined the ...

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Robinson, John Ebdon [known as John Ebdon] (1923–2005), planetarium director and broadcaster, was born on 22 December 1923 at Durham House, 102 Crouch Hill, London, the son of William Ewart Robinson, export and import merchant, of 109 rue du Relais, Ixelles, Brussels...

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Sheppard, Thomas (1876–1945), museum director and writer on geology, was born on 2 October 1876 in South Ferriby, Lincolnshire, but spent his entire life in east Yorkshire. He was the eldest of a family of ten born to Harvey Sheppard (1848–1912) of Wiltshire...

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Smith, Sir Cecil Harcourt- (1859–1944), archaeologist and museum director, was born at Staines, Middlesex, on 11 September 1859, the second son of William Smith, solicitor, and his wife, Harriet, daughter of Frederic Harcourt, of Ipswich. He was a scholar of Winchester College (1873–8), but did not proceed to a university, and in 1879 he joined the department of Greek and Roman antiquities in the ...

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Tanner, John Benedict Ian (1927–2004), museum director, was born John Ian Tanner on 2 January 1927 at 54 Stockwell Green, London, the son of Arthur William Tanner (1900–1969), motor fitter, of Salisbury, and Ina Dorothy Mabel Wibberley (1897–1986), elder daughter of Henry Maundrell Manners...

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Willett, Frank (1925–2006), museum director, archaeologist, and art historian, was born on 18 August 1925 at 60 Clarendon Street, Bolton, Lancashire, the only child of Thomas Willett (d. 1965), car salesman and later printer, and his wife, Frances, née Latham. He was educated at ...