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Morgan, William Frend De (1839–1917), potter and novelist, was born on 16 November 1839 at 69 Gower Street, London, the second child of Augustus De Morgan (1806–1871) and Sophia Frend (1809–1892). His father was the first professor of pure mathematics at University College, London...

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William Frend De Morgan (1839–1917) by Evelyn De Morgan, 1909 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Shaw, Charles (1832–1906), potter and autobiographer, was born in Tunstall, Staffordshire, the third son and fifth of eight children of Enoch Shaw (b. 1792/3), pottery painter and gilder, and his wife, Ann Mawdesley (b. 1796/7). The Shaw family lived in a small terrace house in ...