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Cowley, Sir Arthur Ernestlocked

  • Steven Tomlinson


Cowley, Sir Arthur Ernest (1861–1931), orientalist and librarian, was born on 13 December 1861 at 3 South Hill, Forest Hill, Sydenham, the fourth son among the seventeen children of Frederick Thomas Cowley (1822–1881), customs house agent, and his wife, Louisa Emily, née Boddy (1830–1912)...

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Calendars of the grants of probate … made in … HM court of probate [England and Wales]
Proceedings of the British Academy