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Appiah [née Cripps], Enid Margaret [Peggy] (1921–2006), anthologist and charity worker, was born on 21 May 1921 at Filkins, Gloucestershire, the youngest child in the family of three daughters and one son of Sir (Richard) Stafford Cripps (1889–1952), barrister and politician, and his wife, ...

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Blackwood, William (1836–1912), literary editor and publisher, was born on 13 July 1836 at Lucknow, India, eldest son of Major William Blackwood (1810–1861) and Emma Moore. In 1842 he was sent back to the family home in Ainslie Place, Edinburgh, to begin his education at the ...

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Brownell [married names Blair, Pitt-Rivers], Sonia Mary [known as Sonia Orwell] (1918–1980), literary editor, writer, and friend of artists and intellectuals, was born Sonia Mary Brownell on 25 August 1918 at Mesra Thaua, Ranchi, Bihar, India, the younger daughter of ...

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Bullen, Arthur Henry (1857–1920), literary editor and publisher, was born in London on 9 February 1857, the second son of George Bullen (1816x18–1894), and his first wife, Eliza Mary Martin (d. 1887). He was educated at the City of London School, where the headmaster, ...

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Chalmers, Alexander (1759–1834), biographer and literary editor, was born on 29 March 1759 in Aberdeen and baptized that day at St Nicholas's in the city, the youngest son of James Chalmers (bap. 1713, d. 1764), printer and publisher [see under Chalmers family (per. 1736-1876)...

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Coleridge, Sara (1802–1852), writer and literary editor, was born on 23 December 1802 at Greta Hall, Keswick, the youngest of the three children of Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834), poet and philosopher, and his wife, Sara Fricker Coleridge (1770–1845). Although she spent little time in the company of her father, who, estranged from his wife, preferred ...

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Collier, John Payne (1789–1883), literary editor and forger, was born on 11 January 1789 in New Broad Street in the City of London, the second of five children of John Dyer Collier (1762–1825) and his wife, Jane Payne (1768–1833), the spirited and artistic daughter of a ...

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Couch, Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller- [pseud. Q] (1863–1944), writer and anthologist, was born on 21 November 1863 at Poul Street, Bodmin, Cornwall, the eldest of the five children of Thomas Quiller Couch (1826–1884), physician, and his wife, Mary (d. 1901), daughter of ...

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Cunningham, Francis (1820–1875), army officer and literary editor, was the youngest son of Allan Cunningham (1784–1842), Scottish poet and songwriter, and his wife, Jean Walker (1791–1864). He inherited from his father a love of literature also seen in the life of his brother ...

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Dick, Kathleen Elsie [Kay] (1915–2001), editor and author, was born on 29 July 1915 at Queen Charlotte's Hospital, London, the only child of part-Irish sometime actress Kate Frances Coleman. She was never told the name of her father. Dick was the surname of a Swiss businessman, ...

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Donaldson, (Charles) William [Willie] [pseud. Henry Root] (1935–2005), writer and impresario, was born in Sunningdale, Berkshire, on 4 January 1935, the son of Charles Glen Donaldson (1904–1956), shipowner, and his wife, Elizabeth (Betty), née Stockley (d. 1955). His father was co-chairman of the ...

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Ebsworth, Joseph Woodfall (1824–1908), literary editor and artist, was born on 2 September 1824 at 3 Gray's Walk, Lambeth, London, the younger son (of thirteen children) of Joseph Ebsworth (1788–1868), playwright and musician, and his wife, Mary Emma Ebsworth, née Fairbrother (1794–1881), also a playwright. In 1828 the family moved to ...

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Eliot [née Fletcher], (Esmé) Valerie (1926–2012), literary executor and editor, was born on 17 August 1926 in Ancaster Road, Headingley, Leeds, the daughter of James Fletcher (1895–1957), an insurance manager at State Assurance Company, and his wife, Esmé May, née Bruce (1894–1987)...

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Griffin [formerly Neville], Richard, third Baron Braybrooke (1783–1858), politician and literary editor, was born at Stanlake Park, Berkshire, on 26 September 1783, the first of the three sons of Richard Aldworth Neville (1750–1825) [see Griffin, Richard], who succeeded his distant cousin ...

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Grindea, Miron [formerly Mondi-Miron Grimberg] (1909–1995), literary editor, was born on 31 January 1909 in Târgu Ocna, a shtetl, or small Jewish village, on the Trotuş River among the Carpathian mountains in Romania, the son of Yaakov (Jacob) Grimberg, who worked in a timber yard, and his wife, ...

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Huxley, Michael Heathorn (1899–1979), diplomatist and editor, was born on 9 August 1899 at 39 Leinster Gardens, Bayswater, London, the third child of Henry Huxley (1865–1946), general practitioner, and his wife, Sophy Wylde, née Stobart (1865–1927), daughter of William Stobart, a Durham colliery owner. As a grandson of ...

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Lofft, Capel (1751–1824), radical editor and writer, was born on 14 November 1751 in London, the only son of Christopher Lofft, a former private secretary to Sarah, duchess of Marlborough, and his wife, Anne Capell, who was the sister of the Shakespearian scholar ...

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Ogilvy [née Gore], Mabell Frances Elizabeth, countess of Airlie (1866–1956), courtier and literary editor, was born in Charles Street, London, on 10 March 1866, the eldest of the four children of Arthur Gore (1839–1901), who was at that time Lord Sudley and who succeeded as ...

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Palgrave, Francis Turner [Frank] (1824–1897), anthologist and art critic, was born on 28 September 1824 in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, in the house of his maternal grandparents, Dawson Turner, a banker, and Mary Turner, née Palgrave. He was the eldest of the four sons of ...

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Rossetti, William Michael (1829–1919), art critic and literary editor, was born on 25 September 1829 at 38 Charlotte Street, Portland Place, London, third of four children of Gabriele Pasquale Giuseppe Rossetti (1783–1854), professor of Italian and Dante scholar, and his wife, Frances Mary Lavinia (1800–1886)...