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Carpenter, William Hookham (1792–1866), museum keeper, was born on 2 March 1792 in Bruton Street, London, the only son of James Carpenter (bap. 1768, d. 1852), bookseller and print publisher, and his wife, Jennet Jane (d. 1795), daughter of Thomas Hookham...

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Ferryman, Robert (1752–1837), naturalist and museum keeper, was born at Barrow-on-Soar, Leicestershire, the son of John Ferryman (c.1720–1784), gentleman and probably farmer, and his wife, Elizabeth, née Beaumont (c.1727–1797), and was baptized there on 2 January 1753. Robert took an early interest in natural history and had started to collect animals by 1769. He was ordained deacon in ...

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Franks, Sir (Augustus) Wollaston (1826–1897), collector and museum keeper, was born at Geneva on 20 March 1826, the eldest of six children (two sons and four daughters) of Frederick Franks (1793/4–1844), naval officer, and his second wife, Frederica Anne (d. 1864), daughter of ...

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Sir (Augustus) Wollaston Franks (1826–1897) by Charles J. Praetorius, c. 1898 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Richard Greene (1716–1793) by unknown engraver © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Greene, Richard (1716–1793), antiquary and museum proprietor, was born at Lichfield and may have been educated at its grammar school; there is no record of his attendance at university. His brother, the Revd Joseph Greene (1712–1790), was headmaster of Stratford upon Avon grammar school...

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Horniman, Frederick John (1835–1906), tea merchant and founder of the Horniman Museum, London, was born on 8 October 1835 at Bridgwater, Somerset, the fourth of six children of John Horniman (1803–1893) and his wife, Ann, daughter of Thomas Smith of Witney. The first two children and the last died in infancy; young ...

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Popham, Arthur Ewart [Hugh] (1889–1970), museum keeper, was born at Plymouth on 22 March 1889, the only son of Arthur Frederick Popham (1859/60–1906) and his wife, Florence Amelia (1858–1905), daughter of George David Radford, of Mannamead, Plymouth. His parents were cousins, the families being connected in a long-established draper's business, ...

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Tussaud [née Grosholtz], Anna Maria [Marie] [known as Madame Tussaud] (bap. 1761, d. 1850), founder of a waxwork exhibition, was probably born in Strasbourg (where she was baptized on 7 December 1761), the posthumous daughter of Johann Grosholtz of Frankfurt, a soldier who served in the Seven Years' War, and ...

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Anna Maria Tussaud (bap. 1761, d. 1850) self-portrait, 1842 Madame Tussaud's Archives, London