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Raymond Asquith (1878–1916) by Malcolm Arbuthnot, c. 1915 Raymond Asquith

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Asquith, Raymond (1878–1916), scholar and army officer, was born on 6 November 1878 in John Street, Hampstead, the eldest of the five children of Herbert Henry Asquith (1852–1928), later prime minister and first earl of Oxford and Asquith, and his first wife, Helen (...

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Bing, Gertrud (1892–1964), scholar, was born in Hamburg, Germany, on 7 June 1892, the third child of Moritz Bing, merchant, and his wife, Emma Jonas. She was educated in Hamburg, where she qualified as a schoolteacher and taught for eighteen months. In 1916 she entered the ...

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Dickinson, Goldsworthy Lowes (1862–1932), scholar and advocate of a league of nations, was born on 6 August 1862 at Langham Chambers, near Oxford Circus, London, the third of the five children of Lowes Cato Dickinson (1819–1908) and his wife, Margaret Ellen (d...

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Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson (1862–1932) by Roger Fry, 1925 The Provost and Scholars of King's College, Cambridge

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Eckenstein, Lina Dorina Johanna (1857–1931), feminist polymath and cultural historian, was born on 23 September 1857 at 17 St George's Villas, Islington, London, the daughter of Frederick Gottlieb Eckenstein (1820/21–1891), a German businessman, and his wife, Julie Amalie Antonia Helmke (1830/31–1921). One of six children, her younger brother was the mountaineer ...

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Fransham, John (bap. 1730, d. 1810), scholar and teacher, was baptized on 19 March 1730 in the parish of St George of Colgate, Norwich, the first of the two children of Thomas Fransham, parish clerk or sexton, and his wife, Isidora Stangroom. The surviving memoirs of ...

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Ingram, John Kells (1823–1907), scholar and economist, born at the rectory of Temple Carne, near Pettigo, Donegal, on 7 July 1823, was the eldest son of William Ingram (1771–1829), then curate of the parish, and his wife, Elizabeth Cooke. Thomas Dunbar Ingram was his younger brother. The family was descended from Scottish Presbyterians who settled in ...

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John Kells Ingram (1823–1907) by Sarah Purser, 1890 © Estate of Sarah Henrietta Purser. Photograph reproduced with the kind permission of the Trustees of the National Museums & Galleries of Northern Ireland

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Lewis, Clive Staples (1898–1963), writer and scholar, was born in Belfast on 29 November 1898, the younger son of Albert James Lewis, a local solicitor, and his wife, Florence Augusta Flora, daughter of the Revd Thomas Hamilton. She had been a graduate of ...

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Clive Staples Lewis (1898–1963) by Arthur Strong, 1947 © Arthur Strong / National Portrait Gallery, London

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Pattison, Mark (1813–1884), college head and scholar, was born on 10 October 1813 at Hornby in the North Riding of Yorkshire, the first of two sons and twelve children of Mark James Pattison (1788–1865), subsequently rector of Hauxwell, near Catterick, and his wife, ...

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Mark Pattison (1813–1884) by unknown engraver, pubd 1884 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Satow, Sir Ernest Mason (1843–1929), diplomat and scholar, was born on 30 June 1843 at 10 Buccleuch Terrace, Upper Clapton, Hackney. He was the third son and eighth child of (Hans) David Christophe Satow (1801–1874), merchant, of Wismar (in Mecklenburg) and Riga...

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Sayers, Frank (1763–1817), poet and scholar, was born on 3 March 1763 in East Ham, Essex, the only child of Francis Sayers (1724–1763/4), a merchant, and his wife, Ann (1732–1790), daughter of John Morris, a merchant of Great Yarmouth. After her husband's death ...