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(Cyril) Kenneth Bird [Fougasse] (1887–1965) by Howard Coster, 1934 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Bird, (Cyril) Kenneth [pseud. Fougasse] (1887–1965), cartoonist and journal editor, was born on 17 December 1887 at 26 Westbourne Terrace Road, London, the younger son of Arthur Bird, a London merchant and a prominent cricketer and first-class shot, and his wife, Mary Wheen...

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Boddy, (Charles) William [Bill] (1913–2011), motor sport journalist and editor, was born on 22 February 1913 at 57 Radbourne Road, Clapham, London, the son of William Arthur Boddy (1885–1917), printer's manager, and his wife, Lillian Bessie, née Banning (1886–1930), originally from Wales. His father was killed in ...

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(Charles) Mark Edward Boxer [Marc] (1931–1988) self-portrait, 1976 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Boxer, (Charles) Mark Edward [pseud. Marc] (1931–1988), cartoonist and magazine editor, was born on 19 May 1931 in Chorleywood, Hertfordshire, the only son and younger child of Lieutenant-Colonel (Harold) Stephen Boxer, garage owner and car salesman, and his wife, Isobel Victoria Hughlings Jackson...

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Braybrooke, Neville Patrick Bellairs (1923–2001), writer and editor, was born at 22A Devonshire Street, London, on 30 May 1923, the only child of Patrick Philip William Braybrooke, journalist and biographer, and his first wife, Lettice Marjorie, née Bellairs (1890–1986), who had been a nurse before her marriage. His father left his mother when ...

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Cartwright, Albert (1868–1956), journalist and newspaper and magazine editor, was born at 14 Orvil Street, Hulme, Lancashire on 25 December 1868, the son of Thomas Cartwright (1837/8–1923), stationer and bookseller, and his wife, Annie, née Jackson (1842–1914). After attending school in Davyhulme he emigrated to ...

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Clements, Richard Harry [Dick] (1928–2006), journalist, was born on 11 October 1928 at 60 Warwick Gardens, Kensington, London, the third child and second son of Harry Clements, osteopath, and his American-born wife, Sophia Victoria (Sonia), née Edelman. His father, born in rural Gloucestershire...

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Cookson, William George (1939–2003), editor and poet, was born on 8 May 1939 at King's College Hospital, London, the only child of George Heinrich Frederick Cookson (d. 1949), an inspector of schools who had published several books of verse and in 1936 had founded the magazine ...

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Curtis, Samuel (1779–1860), nurseryman and magazine editor, was born on 29 August 1779 at Walworth in Surrey. Nothing is known of his early life or education. In 1800 he acquired Walworth nursery which he held until about 1825. In 1801 he married Sarah...

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Davie, Michael (1924–2005), journalist and author, was born at Belhaven, Cranleigh, Surrey, on 15 January 1924, the second son and youngest of three children of Russell Davie, head of a stock-jobbing firm in the City of London, and his wife, Harriet Selina Hatton, ...

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Dickens, Charles Culliford Boz [Charley] (1837–1896), magazine editor and compiler of guidebooks, was born on 6 January 1837 at 15 Furnival's Inn, London, the eldest of the ten children of Charles John Huffam Dickens (1812–1870), the novelist, and his wife, Catherine, née Hogarth (1816–1879)...

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Edgar, John George (1827/8–1864), children's author and magazine editor, was born at Hutton, Berwickshire, the fourth son of the Revd John Edgar, who represented the ancient family of Edgar of Wedderlie, which had long been settled in Westruther in Berwickshire. Most nineteenth-century sources give 1834 as his date of birth, but this appears to have been a mistake (...

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Fuller, Peter Michael (1947–1990), art critic and magazine editor, was born on 31 August 1947 in Damascus, the second child and elder son in the family of two sons and a daughter of Harold William Charles Fuller, general medical practitioner, and his wife, ...

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Harling, (Henry) Robert (1910–2008), typographic designer, novelist, and magazine editor, was born on 27 March 1910 at 27 Thorpedale Road, Islington, London, the elder son of Henry Robert Harling (1876–1954), taxi driver and former regular soldier, and his wife, Adelaide Lavinia, née Thomas (1876–1949)...

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Holme, Charles (1848–1923), magazine editor, was born in Derby on 7 October 1848, the younger son of George Holme, silk manufacturer, and his wife, Anne, née Brentnall. Educated at a private school in Derby, he was put to his father's trade, and at the age of twenty he went to ...

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Hopkinson, Sir (Henry) Thomas (1905–1990), journalist and magazine editor, was born on 19 April 1905 in Victoria Park, Manchester, the second child and second son in the family of four sons and one daughter of John Henry Hopkinson (son of Sir Alfred Hopkinson...

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Knox, Edmund George Valpy [pseud. Evoe] (1881–1971), writer and magazine editor, was born in Oxford on 10 May 1881, the second child and eldest son in the family of two daughters and four sons of Edmund Arbuthnott Knox (1847–1937), a fellow of ...

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Mark Lemon (1809–1870) by Horatio Nelson King © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Lemon, Mark (1809–1870), magazine editor and playwright, the only child of Martin Lemon (d. 1817) and Alice Collis, was born on 30 November 1809 in Oxford Street, London. Both parents had rural roots. Martin Lemon could trace his descent from Cornish yeomen, while his wife came from prosperous ...