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, ...
G. C. Boase
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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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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 ...
Jane H. Schofield
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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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 ...
Sheridan, Thomas (1719
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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 ...
M. C. Curthoys
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 ...
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 ...