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Berrill, Sir Kenneth Ernest (1920–2009), economic historian and public servant, was born on 28 August 1920 at 79 Coronation Avenue, Stoke Newington, London, the only child of Stanley Ernest Berrill (1896–1984), a clerk in a men's outfitters, and his wife, Lilian May, née...

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Butler, Rohan D'Olier (1917–1996), historian and civil servant, was born on 21 January 1917 at 74 Boundary Road, Hampstead, London, the younger son of Sir Harold Beresford Butler (1883–1951), civil servant, and his wife, Olive Augusta Newenham, daughter of Samuel Abraham Walker Waters...

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See Hart, Herbert Lionel Adolphus

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Leathes, Sir Stanley Mordaunt (1861–1938), historian and civil service administrator, was born in London on 7 May 1861, the elder son of Stanley Leathes (1830–1900), Hebrew scholar, and his wife, Matilda, daughter of John Martin Butt, rector of East Garston, Berkshire. He was educated at ...

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Sir Charles Prestwood Lucas (1853–1931) by Walter Stoneman, 1917 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Lucas, Sir Charles Prestwood (1853–1931), civil servant, historian, and geographer, was born at Glanyrafon, Crickhowell, Brecknockshire, on 7 August 1853. He was the fourth and youngest son of Henry John Lucas MD, of Glanyrafon and his wife, Elisabeth, daughter of George Bevan, vicar of ...

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Rumbold, Sir (Horace) Algernon Fraser (1906–1993), civil servant and historian, was born on 27 February 1906 at North Berwick, East Lothian, the eldest of four children (three sons and a daughter) of Colonel William Edwin Rumbold (1870–1947), Royal Artillery officer, and his wife, ...

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Taylor, James (1813–1892), minister of the United Presbyterian church, civil servant, and historian, was born in Greenlaw, Berwickshire, on 18 March 1813, the son of Alexander Taylor, farmer, and his wife Violet, née Pringle. From the parochial school of his native district he passed to the ...

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Theal, George McCall (1837–1919), historian and civil servant, was born on 11 April 1837 at Saint John, New Brunswick, where his United Empire Loyalist forebears had settled. He was the eldest of the nine children of William Young Theal, a doctor, and his wife, ...

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Train, Christopher John (1932–2007), civil servant and historian, was born at 34 Wimbledon Road, Sherwood, Nottingham, on 12 March 1932, the son of Keith Sidney Sayer Train (1905–1985), schoolmaster and local historian, and his wife, Edna Ashby, née Ellis (1904–1991), a schoolteacher. He had one sister, ...

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Sir Spencer Walpole (1839–1907) by Hugh Goldwin Riviere, c. 1903 © reserved; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Walpole, Sir Spencer (1839–1907), historian and civil servant, born in Serle Street, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, on 6 February 1839, was the elder son of Spencer Horatio Walpole (1806–1898), the politician, and his wife, Isabella (1801–1886), fourth daughter of Spencer Perceval, the prime minister. His younger brother, ...

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Williams, (Laurence Frederic) Rushbrook (1890–1978), historian and civil servant, was born at Wandsworth, London, on 10 July 1890, the son of Laurence Ambrose Williams, company secretary, and his wife, Edith Eliza Oxenford. He attended Battersea grammar school, from where he entered University College, Oxford...