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William Pember Reeves (1857–1932) by Howard Coster, 1930s © National Portrait Gallery, London


Reeves, William Pember (1857–1932), diplomatist and political activist, was born on 10 February 1857 in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand. He was the second of eight surviving children of William Reeves (1825–1891), businessman, originally of Clapham, and his wife, Ellen (1833–1919), daughter of John Pember...


Satow, Sir Ernest Mason (1843–1929), diplomat and scholar, was born on 30 June 1843 at 10 Buccleuch Terrace, Upper Clapton, Hackney. He was the third son and eighth child of (Hans) David Christophe Satow (1801–1874), merchant, of Wismar (in Mecklenburg) and Riga...