Cadell [née Nash], Jessie Ellen (1844–1884), novelist and orientalist, was born at Devonshire Lodge, Pancras Vale, Hampstead Road, London, on 23 August 1844, the daughter of William Nash, a City merchant, and his wife, Emma, née Jell. Her father died while she was young, and her mother married ...
Rosemary Cargill Raza
Drower [née Stevens], Ethel May Stefana, Lady Drower (1879–1972), orientalist and novelist, was born on 1 December 1879 in North Road, Highgate, Middlesex, the first of the four daughters of the Revd Silas William Stevens (1856–1916), rector of Burley, Hampshire, and then ...
W. P. Courtney
revised by Philip Carter
Fox, Charles (1740
H. R. Tedder
revised by Elizabeth Baigent
Rousseau, Samuel Kent (1763–1820), printer and orientalist, born in London, was the eldest son of Philip Rousseau, printer, and his wife, Susanna. He was baptized on 20 November 1763 at St Anne Blackfriars, London; he had at least five brothers and one sister baptized in the same church. His father was at one time a fellow workman with ...
T. W. Bayne
revised by Richard Ovenden
Tennant, William (1784–1848), scholar of oriental languages and poet, son of Alexander Tennant, merchant and farmer, and Anna Watson, was born in Anstruther, Fife, on 16 May 1784. He lost the use of both feet in childhood, and used crutches throughout his life. After receiving his elementary education at the burgh school in ...
Maker unknown artist
Townsend, Peter (1919–2006), Sinologist and art magazine editor, was born on 24 August 1919 at 21 Cyril Mansions, East Battersea, London, the third son and fourth of five children of Lewis William Townsend, dentist, poet, and biographer of Oliver Wendell Holmes, and his wife, ...
H. R. Tedder
revised by R. S. Simpson
Upham, Edward (1776–1834), bookseller and orientalist, the third son of Charles Upham (1739–1807), mayor of Exeter in 1796, was born at Exeter. He made a career as a bookseller in Exeter; his brother John carried on a similar business in Bath. Upham became a member of the corporation, was sheriff in 1807, and mayor of ...