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W. P. Courtney

revised by Hugh Mooney

Bolland, Sir William (1772–1840), lawyer and book collector, was born on 21 August 1772 and baptized at St Olave, Southwark, on 13 September, the eldest son of James Bolland of Southwark, and his wife, Mary. He was educated under Dr Valpy at Reading School...


Libri, Guglielmo [Count Guglielmo Bruto Icilio Timoleone Libri-Carrucci dalla Sommaia] (1802–1869), scientist, book collector, and thief, was born on 2 January 1802 (or possibly 1803) in Florence, the son of Count Giorgio Libri-Carrucci dalla Sommaia (1781–1836) and Rosa del Rosso (c.1783–1849)...


Salisbury, Enoch Robert Gibbon (1819–1890), barrister and book collector, was born on 7 November 1819 at Bagillt, Flintshire, the eldest son of Joseph Salisbury and his wife Mary Norbury née Gibbon. After working at Liverpool, he became prominent in the business and civic life of ...


H. R. Tedder

revised by Nilanjana Banerji

Thomas, Ernest Chester (1850–1892), bibliographer and lawyer, the eldest son of John Withiel Thomas, was born on 28 October 1850 at Birkenhead, Cheshire. He was educated at Manchester grammar school, and matriculated on 17 October 1870 from Trinity College, Oxford, where he graduated BA in June 1875. He became a student at ...


Thomas Thomson (1768–1852) by Robert Scott Lauder Scottish National Portrait Gallery


Thomson, Thomas (1768–1852), record scholar and advocate, was born on 10 November 1768 at the manse in Dailly, Ayrshire, the eldest son of the Revd Thomas Thomson, the parish minister, and his second wife, Mary Hay, daughter of Francis Hay in Lochside, Ayrshire...


Todd, Alpheus (1821–1884), librarian and constitutional historian in Canada, the son of Henry Cooke Todd, an author, was born in London on 30 July 1821. He emigrated with his family to York, Upper Canada, in 1833, and the following year, when York was incorporated as ...