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Anning, Mary (1799–1847), fossil collector and dealer, was born on 21 May 1799 in a seaside house in Lyme Regis, Dorset. She and her brother Joseph (1796–1849) were the only surviving children of Richard Anning (c.1766–1810), cabinet-maker and carpenter, and his wife, ...

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Mary Anning (1799–1847) by unknown artist, before 1842 © The Natural History Museum, London

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Morgan, Frederick Charles (1878–1978), antiquary and book collector, was born on 29 June 1878 at 11 High Street, Stratford upon Avon, the sixth of nine children of John Morgan (1830–1908), bookseller and printer, and his second wife, Mary Kibler (1846–1929). After attending Stratford grammar school...