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Calvert, Frederick Baltimore (1793–1877), actor and lecturer on elocution, was one of the eight children of Charles Calvert (1754–1797) [see under Calvert, Charles (1785-1852)], an amateur painter and steward to the duke of Norfolk at Glossop Hall, Derbyshire, and his wife, ...

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Hunt, James (1833–1869), speech therapist and anthropologist, was born at Godlingston Manor, Swanage, Dorset, the son of Thomas Hunt (1802–1851), a tenant farmer and speech therapist, and his wife, Mary (1805/6–1855). Nothing is known of his education except that he was trained by his father in the art of curing stammering through breathing exercises, muscle control, and building a patient's confidence, the subject of his ...

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G. C. Boase

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Hunt, Thomas Perkins Lowman (1802–1851), speech therapist, was born at Whitchurch, Dorset, and is said to have been educated at Winchester College. He was admitted as a pensioner, aged twenty, at Trinity College, Cambridge, on 7 June 1822, with the intention of becoming a minister of the ...

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Gordon Goodwin

revised by S. J. Skedd

Lawson, John (1708/9–1759), writer on oratory, was born in Magherafelt, co. Londonderry, the son of Alexander Lawson (d. 1718), Church of Ireland clergyman, and his wife, Katherine. After being tutored by a Mr McMahon in Monaghan, Lawson entered Trinity College, Dublin, as a sizar, on 1 June 1727, aged eighteen, and won a scholarship in 1729. He graduated BA (1731), MA (1734), and DD (1745), and became a fellow in 1735. He held a succession of university posts before being elected Erasmus Smith professor of oratory and history in 1750. Unlike some of his predecessors ...

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Logue, Lionel George (1880–1953), speech therapist, was born on 26 February 1880 in College Town, Adelaide, South Australia, the eldest of three children of George Edward Logue, clerk, and his wife, Lavinia, née Rankin. Logue was educated at Prince Alfred College, Adelaide, between 1889 and 1896, and studied elocution with ...

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McAllister, Anne Hutchison (1892–1983), speech therapist and teacher, the daughter of Robert Dempster McAllister, apothecary, and his wife, Anne Hutchison Macnee, was born at Main Street, Biggar, on 29 November 1892. She graduated MA (1917) and BEd (1924) from Glasgow University, and after teaching in a ...

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Morley, Muriel Elizabeth (1899–1993), speech therapist, was born on 20 February 1899 at The Wells, Skircoat, Halifax, Yorkshire, the eldest daughter of Samuel Edwin Morley, a boiler composition manufacturer, and his wife, Helen Ann Monk, née Fletcher. Morley was educated at Halifax and ...

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Plumptre, Charles John (1818–1887), barrister and writer on elocution, was born on 28 March 1818, the eldest son of Edward Hallows Plumptre (1785–1851), a London solicitor. He was the brother of Edward Hayes Plumptre (1821–1891), dean of Wells. After receiving an education at private schools and ...

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Sheridan, Thomas (1719?–1788), actor and orthoepist, was probably born in early 1719, though no records of birth or baptism have been found. His father, Dr Thomas Sheridan (1687–1738), was by then running a highly regarded school at his house in Capel Street, Dublin...

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Thomas Sheridan (1719?–1788) by John Lewis, 1753 National Gallery of Ireland

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Smart, Benjamin Humphrey [pseud. Francis Drake] (bap. 1787, d. 1872), elocutionist and grammarian, was born at Princes Street, Leicester Square, London, and was baptized on 1 March 1787 at St Anne's, Soho, London, the eldest son of Benjamin Smart (1757–1833), citizen and goldsmith of ...

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Stein, Leopold Siegfried (1894–1969), psychiatrist and speech therapist, was born on 2 December 1894 in Vienna, Austria. His family were Austrian Jews. Stein was educated in Vienna and attended the university, where he studied philosophy and philology. It was during this time that his interest in semantics and speech first developed. He then studied medicine and graduated MD in 1923. Following his graduation, ...

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Thelwall, Algernon Sydney (1795–1863), Church of England clergyman and teacher of elocution, was born in Cowes, Isle of Wight, the eldest son of John Thelwall (1764–1834), the political reformer, and his wife, Susan Vellum (d. 1816). Educated by private tuition, he was admitted a pensioner at ...

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Walker, John (1732–1807), elocutionist, orthoepist, and lexicographer, was born on 18 March 1732 at Colney Heath, a hamlet in the parish of Friern Barnet, Middlesex, on the eastern side of Finchley Common. Nothing is known about his father, except that he died when ...

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John Walker (1732–1807) by Henry Ashby, 1802 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Ward, Winifred Mary Kingdon- (1884–1979), speech therapist, was born at 30 Victoria Road, Old Charlton, Kent, on 12 October 1884, the daughter of Harry Marshall Ward (1854–1906), botanist, and his wife, Selina Mary, née Kingdon (d. 1922), daughter of Francis Kingdon, of ...