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Richard Fitzwilliam, seventh Viscount Fitzwilliam of Merrion (1745–1816) by Joseph Wright of Derby, 1764 Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge, UK; photograph Bridgeman Art Library

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Fitzwilliam, Richard, seventh Viscount Fitzwilliam of Merrion (1745–1816), benefactor and musical antiquary, was born on 1 August 1745 at Richmond, Surrey, the eldest son of Richard Fitzwilliam, sixth Viscount Fitzwilliam of Merrion (d. 1776), and Catherine (c.1710–1786), eldest daughter and coheir of the Dutch-born merchant and political economist ...

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James Ford (1779–1850) by William Mineard Bennett, 1844 The President and Fellows of Trinity College, Oxford

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Ford, James (1779–1850), antiquary and benefactor, born at Canterbury on 31 October 1779, was the eldest son of the Revd James Ford (d. 1824), minor canon of Durham and afterwards minor canon of Canterbury, and his wife, Dorothy, third daughter of William Spearman...

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Glyde [formerly Glide], John (1823–1905), social commentator and antiquary, was born at 9 Eagle Street, Ipswich, on 14 December 1823, the second son of John Glide (1800–1880), a hairdresser, and his wife, Mary Ann née Bond (1794–1844). Glide...

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Haliday, Charles (1789–1866), public health reformer and antiquary, was born at Carrick-on-Suir, co. Tipperary, the second son of William Haliday, an apothecary. In 1809 he was sent by his father to London to work as a clerk in Lubbock's Bank. He returned to ...

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Hare, Robert (c. 1530–1611), antiquary and benefactor of Cambridge University, was the second of the three sons of Sir Nicholas Hare (d. 1557), master of the rolls, and Katherine, daughter of Sir John Bassingbourne. He matriculated as a fellow-commoner of Gonville Hall, Cambridge...

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Hinderwell, Thomas (1744–1825), philanthropist and antiquary, was born on 17 November 1744 at St Nicholas Cliff, Scarborough, the elder son of the four children of Thomas Hinderwell (bap. 1705, d. 1798), master mariner and shipowner, and his wife, Rebekah (1716/17–1797). At Coxwold grammar school...

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Keith, Alexander (1737–1819), antiquary and benefactor, was born on 27 December 1737, the son of Alexander Keith (1705–1792), depute-clerk of session, and his wife, Johanna Swinton (d. 1792) of Swinton, Peeblesshire. The fortunes of his family evidently rose from the seventeenth century onwards; ...

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Lloyd, John (1833–1915), municipal reformer and antiquary, was born at Dinas, Brecon, on 3 September 1833, the youngest of the three sons of John Lloyd (1797–1875), landowner, local historian, and poet, and his first wife, Mary Anne, née Yeats. He was educated at ...

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Marsh, John Fitchett (1818–1880), promoter of municipal libraries and antiquary, was the son of a solicitor of Wigan, Lancashire, John Marsh, and his wife, Ann. He was born at Wigan on 24 October 1818, and was educated at Warrington grammar school under the ...

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Perrins, (Charles William) Dyson (1864–1958), book and porcelain collector and benefactor, was born in the parish of Claines, near Worcester, on 25 May 1864, the only son of James Dyson Perrins (1823–1887) and his wife and cousin, Frances Sarah (d. 1918), daughter of ...

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(Charles William) Dyson Perrins (1864–1958) by unknown photographer © National Portrait Gallery, London

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