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Allen, Thomas William (1862–1950), Greek scholar and palaeographer, was born on 9 May 1862 at 103 Camden Road Villas, Camden New Town, London, the eldest of five children of Thomas Bull Allen, wholesale tea dealer, and his wife, Amelia Le Lacheur. One of his sisters married the classical scholar ...

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Joshua Barnes (1654–1712) by unknown artist Emmanuel College, Cambridge; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Barnes, Joshua (1654–1712), Greek scholar and antiquary, was born on 10 January 1654, the son of Edward Barnes, a tailor from St Stephen, Coleman Street parish, London; he was baptized at St Giles Cripplegate on 22 January. He was educated at Christ's Hospital...

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Baxter, William (1650–1723), classicist and antiquary, was born in 1650 in Llanllugan in Montgomeryshire, the eldest son of John Baxter (d. 1681) and Catherine, née Bolliver. Richard Baxter, the divine, was the cousin of William's father, and upon Richard's death in 1691 ...

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Bryant, Jacob (bap. 1717, d. 1804), antiquary and classical scholar, was born in Plymouth, where his father, Anthony Bryant, was a customs officer, and where he was baptized on 19 August 1717. The family later moved to Chatham, Kent. He attended school at ...

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Johnson, John de Monins (1882–1956), printer, ephemerist, and classical scholar, was born on 17 May 1882 at Kirmington, Lincolnshire, the second son and third child of the vicar, the Revd John Henry Johnson (1841–1938), and his wife, Anna Braithwaite, née Savory (1846–1928). He was educated at ...

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John de Monins Johnson (1882–1956) by Hubert Andrew Freeth, 1956 © Bodleian Library, University of Oxford

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Sutherland, (Carol) Humphrey Vivian (1908–1986), classical scholar and numismatist, was born on 5 May 1908 at Merton Park in Surrey, the second of the three children of George Humphrey Vivian Sutherland (1873–1952) and his wife, Elsie (1877–1957), daughter of James Foster. He was known by his second name, ...

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Weston, Stephen (1747–1830), antiquary and classical scholar, was born in Exeter, the eldest son of Stephen Weston (d. 1750), registrar of Exeter diocese, and Elizabeth Oxenham of South Tawton, Devon. Stephen Weston (1665–1742), bishop of Exeter, was his grandfather. According to the cathedral register ...