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Hunt, John Higgs (1780–1859), journal editor and translator, was born in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, the son of Joseph and Martha Hunt. He was educated at Charterhouse School and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he won the Browne medal for a Latin ode (1797), graduated BA in 1801, was elected a fellow in 1803, and proceeded MA in 1804. ...

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MacColl, Norman (1843–1904), journal editor and Spanish scholar, was born on 31 August 1843 at 28 Ann Street, Corstorphine, Edinburgh, the only child of Alexander Stewart MacColl and his wife, Eliza Fulford of Crediton. His grandfather, Donald MacColl, was an Episcopalian clergyman who later became factor to the ...

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Jacob Sonntag (1905–1984) by unknown photographer, early 1970s © reserved; private collection

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Sonntag, Jacob (1905–1984), journal editor and translator, was born on 15 April 1905 at Vijnita (Wiznitz), northern Bukovina, then a part of the Austro-Hungarian empire (and now in Ukraine), the eldest child (there were three younger brothers and one younger sister) of ...

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Townsend, Peter (1919–2006), Sinologist and art magazine editor, was born on 24 August 1919 at 21 Cyril Mansions, East Battersea, London, the third son and fourth of five children of Lewis William Townsend, dentist, poet, and biographer of Oliver Wendell Holmes, and his wife, ...