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Freeman, John Frederick (1880–1929), poet and businessman, was born on 29 January 1880 at 5 Pownall Road, Haggerston, London, the eldest son of John Jacob Freeman, a commercial traveller, and his wife, Catherine Esther, née Botham, granddaughter of a captain in a regiment of guards. His father, whose family came from ...

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Gray, Sir Alexander (1882–1968), economist and poet, was born on 6 January 1882 at Marshall Street, Lochee, Dundee, the third son of John Young Gray and his wife, Mary Young. His father was then art teacher at Dundee high school, and to this school ...

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Sir Alexander Gray (1882–1968) by Walter Stoneman, 1947 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Russell, George William [pseud. A. E.] (1867–1935), journalist, poet, and agricultural economist, was born on 10 April 1867 at William Street, in the Ulster town of Lurgan, the youngest of three children of Thomas Elias Russell (1822?–1900), a bookkeeper employed by Bell & Co....

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George William Russell (1867–1935) by John Butler Yeats, 1903 National Gallery of Ireland