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Austin, (Ethel) Winifred (1873–1918), pioneer of library services for blind people, was born on 7 October 1873 (not 1875, as her obituaries state) at 3 Lansdowne Place, Blackheath Hill, London, the tenth child of George Austin (1824/5–1887) and Mary Anne Jane Cullum Aldridge (...

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Axon, William Edward Armytage (1846–1913), librarian and antiquary, was born on 13 January 1846, at 12 Honduras Street, Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester. He was the illegitimate son of Edward Armytage, clothing manufacturer, and Lydia Whitehead, a servant girl in his household, aged fifteen. Lydia Whitehead...

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Samuel Ayscough (1745–1804) by James Basire, pubd 1804 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Ayscough, Samuel (1745–1804), librarian and antiquary, was born in Nottingham and baptized at St Peter's, Nottingham, on 29 November 1745, the only son of George Ayscough (1721/2–1783), printer, and his second wife, Edith Wigley. His grandfather, William Ayscough, was a stationer and printer in ...

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Baber, Henry Hervey (bap. 1775, d. 1869), librarian, was baptized at Slingsby, Yorkshire, on 22 August 1775, the son of Thomas Baber, barrister, and grandson of Thomas Draper Baber, of Sunninghill, Berkshire. He entered St Paul's School, London, in 1786, and became a ...

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Ballinger, Sir John (1860–1933), librarian, was born in Pontnewynydd, Monmouthshire, on 12 May 1860, the younger son and second of four children of Henry Ballinger of Whitchurch, Herefordshire, a metallurgical engineer, and his wife, Jane Williams (1827–1896) of Llanrumney. His father died in 1866. He was educated at ...

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Bulkeley Bandinel (1781–1861) by unknown photographer © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Bandinel, Bulkeley (1781–1861), librarian, was born in Oxford on 21 February 1781, the third child of James Bandinel (d. 1804), fellow of Jesus College, and his wife, Margaret. His ancestors, originally from Italy, had moved to Jersey early in the seventeenth century. His father was the first of the family to settle in ...

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W. E. A. Axon

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Bennis, George Geary (1790/1793–1866), librarian and author, was born in Corkamore, co. Limerick. After some years as a grocer in Limerick he settled for a time in Liverpool, and while there appears to have become a Quaker. His first work was The Principles of the one Faith Professed by All Christians...

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Betson, Thomas (d. 1516), librarian, religious author, and compiler, is first recorded at Cambridge University, where he had studied civil law for two and a half years, canon law for two years, and practised for four years, when he was granted a grace in 1466–7 to proceed to the degree of BCnL. He was rector of ...

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Henry Bradshaw (1831–1886) by unknown engraver (after Sir Hubert von Herkomer, 1881) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Bradshaw, Henry (1831–1886), librarian and scholar, the third son and fifth child of Joseph Hoare Bradshaw and Catherine, daughter of Richard Stewart of Ballintoy, co. Antrim, was born at 2 Artillery Place, Finsbury Square, London, on 2 February 1831. His father, a partner in ...

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E. S. Shuckburgh

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Brimley, George (1819–1857), essayist and librarian, was born at Cambridge on 29 December 1819, the son of Augustine Gutteridge Brimley (1794-1862), and his first wife, Hannah née Gotobed (1789-1825). His father, a grocer and hop and provision merchant, was a Baptist, and was mayor of ...

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Brown, James Duff (1862–1914), librarian and compiler of music reference books, was born on 6 November 1862 at 3 Reid Terrace, Stockbridge, Edinburgh, the second of seven children of James Brown of St Fergus, Aberdeenshire, a bookkeeper, and his wife, Margaret Douglas of ...

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Sidney Lee

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Bullen, George (1816x18–1894), librarian, was born in Ireland, probably at Clonakilty, co. Cork, one of three known sons (there were also three daughters) of Walter Bullen (1794/6-1858), custom house officer, and his wife Anne née Spillar (1792/3-1851). He is said to have been born on 17 or 27 November 1816 or 1817, but his tombstone records that he was seventy-six when he died in October 1894. He was educated at ...

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Casley, David (1681/2–1754), librarian, was probably born in the West Riding of Yorkshire, perhaps near Sowerby, the son of Robert Casley. He attended Meadowlane School in Leeds, and in 1707, aged twenty-five, entered Trinity College, Cambridge, as a sizar, and took his BA degree in 1711. In 1718 he was appointed deputy to ...

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Chetham, Humphrey (bap. 1580, d. 1653), financier and philanthropist, the sixth child of Henry Chetham (c.1540–1603) of Crumpsall Hall, near Manchester, and his wife, Jane (c.1542–1616), the daughter of Robert Wroe of Heaton, was born at Crumpsall Hall, and baptized at ...

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Colomiès, Paul (1638–1692), writer and librarian, was born on 2 December 1638 at La Rochelle, France, the son of Jean Colomiès, a doctor at La Rochelle. His family came from Béarn, but his grandfather Jérome was a minister of the Reformed church at ...

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Colwell, Eileen Hilda (1904–2002), librarian and storyteller, was born on 16 June 1904 at The Manse, Robin Hood's Bay, Fylingdales, near Whitby, Yorkshire, the second daughter and third of the four children of Richard Harold Colwell, a Methodist minister (d. 1954), and his wife, ...

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Henry Octavius Coxe (1811–1881) by George Frederic Watts, 1876 © National Portrait Gallery, London