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Aaronson, Lazarus (1895–1966), poet and educationist, was born at 34 Great Pearl Street, Spitalfields, London, on 18 February 1895, the son of Louis Aaronson, master bootmaker, and his wife, Sarah, née Kowalski. His parents were impoverished Jewish immigrants from Vilna in the Pale...

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Baines, Sir Edward (1800–1890), journalist, politician, and educationist, was born in Leeds on 28 May 1800, the second son of Edward Baines (1774–1848), editor of the Leeds Mercury, and his wife, Charlotte, daughter of Matthew Talbot, a Leeds currier. Matthew Talbot Baines and ...

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Balfour, Sir (Thomas) Graham (1858–1929), author and educationist, born in Chelsea on 2 December 1858, was the only child of Surgeon-General Thomas Graham Balfour and his wife, Georgina, daughter of George Prentice of Armagh. On his father's side he was closely connected, through the ...

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Burgess, Tyrrell (1931–2009), educationist and journalist, was born at 259 Osborne Road, Hornchurch, Essex, on 7 September 1931, the elder son of John Edward Burgess, insurance clerk, later registrar, and his wife, Ivy Gladys, née Everett. He attended state infant and junior schools in ...

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Coleridge, Derwent (1800–1883), writer and educationist, was born on 14 September 1800 at Greta Hall, Keswick, Cumberland, the second of the three surviving children of the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834) and his wife, Sara (1770–1845), daughter of Stephen Fricker of Bristol. From early childhood he showed the sturdy independence and dogged determination which characterized his life. After attending ...

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Derwent Coleridge (1800–1883) by unknown photographer, 1856 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Cousins, James Henry Sproull (1873–1956), writer and educationist, was born on 22 July 1873 at 29 Cavour Street, Belfast, the son of James Cousins (d. 1920), a sailor, and his wife, Susan Davis (d. 1915). His parents were both Wesleyan Methodists; his father retired from a sailing career to work for the ...

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Daniel, Evan (1837–1904), Church of England clergyman, educationist, and author, born at Pontypool on 4 September 1837, was the second son of Evan Daniel of Pontypool, builder and architect, and his wife, Sarah Beach. After education at the national school, Pontypool, he entered ...

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Maria Edgeworth (1768–1849) by Richard Beard, 1841 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Edgeworth, Maria (1768–1849), novelist and educationist, was born on 1 January 1768 at Black Bourton, Oxfordshire, the eldest daughter and third child of Richard Lovell Edgeworth (1744–1817), inventor and educationist, and his first wife, Anna Maria Elers (1743–1773). The year of her birth was long given as 1767, but the revised date has been generally accepted. Her place of birth was the home of her maternal grandfather, ...

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Edwards, Sir Owen Morgan (1858–1920), literary scholar and educationist, was born on 26 December 1858 at Coed y Pry, Llanuwchllyn, Merioneth. He was the eldest of four sons of Owen Edwards, a tenant farmer, and Elizabeth (Beti), née Jones, a farmer's daughter. The family's material circumstances were poor but the home, chapel, and community environments were rich in their literary and spiritual impact. ...

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Sir Owen Morgan Edwards (1858–1920) by Bassano, 1916 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Ellis [née Stickney], Sarah (1799–1872), writer and educationist, was born at Ridgmont, in Holderness, Yorkshire, the youngest of the five children of William Stickney (d. 1848), a Quaker farmer, and his wife, Esther, née Richardson (d. 1803). By his second wife, 'a lady from ...

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Thomas Aloysius Finlay (1848–1940) by Leo Whelan University College Dublin Collection

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Finlay, Thomas Aloysius (1848–1940), Roman Catholic priest, educationist, and author, was born at Lanesborough, co. Roscommon, on 6 July 1848. He was the son of William Finlay (1810–1864), an engineer, and his wife, Maria, née Magan (d. 1884), who had six children: three girls, all of whom became religious sisters, and three boys, one of whom, ...

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Ford, (Richard) Boris (1917–1998), educationist and literary editor, was born on 1 July 1917 in Simla, India, son of Brigadier Geoffrey Noel Ford CBE and his Russian wife, Ekatarina. He was first educated as a chorister at King's College School, Cambridge. Music was a lifelong passion: he sang, latterly as counter-tenor, was a good pianist, and built a harpsichord. He attended ...

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Graves, Alfred Perceval (1846–1931), poet and educationist, was born on 22 July 1846 at 12 Fitzwilliam Square, Dublin, second of the eight children of Charles Graves (1812–1899), bishop of Limerick from 1866, and his wife, Selina, eldest daughter of John Cheyne (1777–1836), physician-general to the forces in ...

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Hickson, William Edward (1803–1870), author and educationist, was born in Westminster, London, on 7 January 1803, the son of William Hickson and his wife, Matilda, née Underhill. His father became a wealthy boot and shoe manufacturer with a wholesale business at 20 West Smithfield, London...

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Hill [née Smith], Caroline Southwood (1809–1902), writer and educationist, was born on 21 March 1809, the eldest daughter of Thomas Southwood Smith (1788–1861), Unitarian theologian, physician, and leading sanitary reformer, and his wife, Ann, née Read, the daughter of a Bristol stoneware potter. On his wife's death in 1812, ...

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MacKenzie, Norman Ian (1921–2013), journalist, educationist, and historian, was born on 18 August 1921 at 56 Lewisham High Road, New Cross, south London, the son of Thomas Butson MacKenzie (1881–1962), a self-employed tailor and later a local government official, and his wife, Alice Marguerita, ...