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Ashley, Sir William James (1860–1927), economic historian, was born at 11 Sun Street, Bermondsey, London, on 25 February 1860. He was the eldest son of James Ashley, a journeyman hatter from Wrexham, Denbighshire, and his wife, Jane (née Short). He was educated at ...

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Ashton, Thomas Southcliffe (1889–1968), economic historian, was born at Ashton under Lyne, Lancashire, on 11 January 1889, the second son and third child of Thomas Ashton, manager of the local Trustee Savings Bank, and his wife, Susan Sutcliffe. From Ashton under Lyne secondary school...

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Blaug, Mark (1927–2011), economist and historian of economics, was born Norbert Blauaug on 3 April 1927 in The Hague, Netherlands, the second son of Berl Blauaug (later Bernard Blaug), raincoat manufacturer, and his wife, Sarah, née Toeman. His father had Austro-Hungarian nationality and his mother was English. They were a Jewish family but ...

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Mark Blaug (1927–2011) by unknown photographer, 1970s photograph reproduced by courtesy of The British Academy

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Sir John Harold Clapham (1873–1946) by Lafayette, 1926 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Clapham, Sir John Harold (1873–1946), economic historian, was born at Broughton, Salford, Lancashire, on 13 September 1873, the younger son of John Clapham, jeweller and silversmith, and his second wife, Mary Jane, daughter of John Chambers, accountant, of Manchester. There were two sons and a daughter....

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Coleman, Donald Cuthbert (1920–1995), economic historian, was born on 21 January 1920 at Martlesham, Long Lane, Finchley, Middlesex, the son of Hugh Augustus Coleman, civil servant, and his wife, Marian Stella Agnes, née Cuthbert. Educated at Haberdashers' Aske's School, he left in 1939 to enter the ...

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Cunningham, William (1849–1919), economic historian and Church of England clergyman, was born on 29 December 1849 at 50 Queen Street, Edinburgh, the second of three children born to James Cunningham, a lawyer, and his second wife, Elizabeth Boyle Dunlop, youngest daughter of Alexander Dunlop...

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William Cunningham (1849–1919) by William Strang, 1908 Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Eden, Sir Frederick Morton, second baronet (1766–1809), insurance company manager and writer on the state of the poor, was born at Ashtead, Surrey, the eldest son of Sir Robert Eden (created a baronet in 1776), governor of Maryland, and grandson of Sir Robert Eden, ...

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Gibbins, Henry de Beltgens (1865–1907), economic historian, born at Port Elizabeth, Cape Colony, on 23 May 1865, was the eldest son of Joseph Henry Gibbins of Port Elizabeth, Cape Colony, and his wife, Eleanor, daughter of the Hon. J. de Beltgens of Stanford, Dominica...

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Hartwell, (Ronald) Max (1921–2009), economic historian, was born at Glen Innes, New South Wales, Australia, on 11 February 1921, the oldest of four children of Douglas John Hartwell, a country schoolmaster, and his wife, Thelma Mary, née Brecht. He was educated at Armidale Teachers' College...

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Hutchison, Terence Wilmot (1912–2007), philosopher and historian of economics, was born in Bournemouth on 13 August 1912, the son of Robert Langton Douglas (1864–1951), art historian, and Grace Hutchison (1870–1935). He was not aware of his father's identity until his teens. He was brought up as a Christian Scientist by his Australian mother (in his forties he was confirmed in the ...

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Knowles [née Tomn], Lilian Charlotte Anne (1870–1926), economic historian, was born on 9 October 1870 in a country residence, Rosedale, Killagorden, St Clement, near Truro in Cornwall, the eldest daughter of Philip Sandy Tom (1822–1888), a local landowner and a barrister, and his wife, ...

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Lipson, Ephraim (1888–1960), economic historian, was born in Sheffield on 1 September 1888, the son of Hyman Lipson, furniture dealer, and his wife, Eve, daughter of Michael Jacobs. His elder brother, Daniel Leopold Lipson (1886–1963), a schoolmaster, was independent member of parliament for ...

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Maddison, Angus (1926–2010), economist and economic historian, was born on 6 December 1926 at the Princess Mary Maternity Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, the only child of Thomas Maddison, an engineer's fitter in the local railway works, and his wife, Jane, née Walker. The family were then resident at ...

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Mann, Julia de Lacy (1891–1985), economic historian and college head, was born on 22 August 1891 in London, the daughter of James Saumarez Mann (b. 1851), editor and former fellow and tutor of Trinity College, Oxford, and his wife, Amy Gertrude, née...

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Matthews, Robert Charles Oliver [Robin] (1927–2010), economist and economic historian, was born on 16 June 1927 at 18 Walker Street, Edinburgh, the son of Oliver Harwood Matthews, a writer to the signet, and his wife, Ida Elizabeth Charlotte, elder daughter of Ninian Finlay...

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Pinchbeck, Ivy (1898–1982), economic historian, was born on 9 April 1898 at 29 Co-operative Street, Derby, the daughter of Elizabeth Hanson and her husband, Henry Pinchbeck, an insurance agent. After graduating from University College, Nottingham, in 1920, she taught history for several years at ...

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Postan, Sir Michael Moïssey (1899–1981), economic historian, was born on 24 September 1899 at Tighina in Bessarabia, the eldest of three children (two sons and a daughter) of Efim Postan, a property owner, and his second wife, Elena. His early education was at the local high school and in ...