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Fitch, Marcus Felix Brudenell [Marc] (1908–1994), historian and philanthropist, was born on 5 January 1908 at 43 Campden House Court, Kensington, London, the only child of Hugh Bernard Fitch (1873–1962), provision merchant, and his wife, Bertha Violet, née James. His family, of long descent in ...

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Johnston, Robert (c. 1567–1639), historian and philanthropist, the son of an Edinburgh burgess, was born about 1567, either in Edinburgh or some part of Annandale. He attended Edinburgh University, graduating MA in 1587. He was described in later life as doctor of civil and canon law, a degree which he may have obtained at ...

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Sichel, Edith Helen (1862–1914), historian and philanthropist, was born on 13 December 1862 at 25 Princes Gardens, London, the daughter of Michael Sichel (1819–1884), a cotton merchant, and his wife, Helena Reiss (1833–1888); her parents were Christians, but of German Jewish descent. She was well educated, becoming proficient in French, German, and Latin. In 1876 she met and formed a close friendship with ...