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John Willoughby Tarleton Allen (1904–1979) by unknown photographer, c.1950 by kind permission of Hubert J. B. Allen

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Allen, John Willoughby Tarleton (1904–1979), colonial administrator and Swahili scholar, was born at Chalfont St Peter, Buckinghamshire, on 14 November 1904, the second child and only son of the vicar, the Revd Roland Allen (1868–1947), writer and theologian, and his wife, Mary Beatrice, ...

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Bantock, Geoffrey Herman (1914–1997), educationist, was born at 22 Layton Avenue, Blackpool, on 12 October 1914, the only child of Herman Sutherland Bantock (1874–1965), musician, and his first wife, Annie, née Bailey (1885–1936). His father, a viola player, was a cousin of the composer ...

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Barry, Alfred (1826–1910), Anglican bishop of Sydney and educationist, was born at Ely Place, Holborn, London, on 15 January 1826, the second son of Sir Charles Barry (1795–1860), architect, whose Life and Works he published in 1867, and elder brother of Edward Middleton Barry...

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Andrew Bell (1753–1832) by Charles Turner, pubd 1825 (after William Owen) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Bell, Andrew (1753–1832), Church of England clergyman and educationist, was born on 27 March 1753 in South Street, St Andrews, the second son of baillie Alexander Bell (d. 1789) and his wife, Margaret Robertson. His father, who was talented and well-educated, figured prominently in the community; by trade a wig-maker, he was also assistant at ...

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Beloe, Robert (1905–1984), educationist, was born in Winchester on 12 May 1905, the eldest of the four sons (there were no daughters) of the Revd Robert Douglas Beloe (1868–1931), headmaster of Bradfield College, Berkshire, and his wife, (Margaret) Clarissa, the daughter of the ...

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Benn, John Meriton (1908–1992), educationist and civil servant, was born on 16 July 1908 at 231 Manchester Road, Burnley, Lancashire, the third of the five children of Ernest Benn (1871–1935), leather merchant, and his wife, (Emily) Louise, née Hey (1879–1957). John Benn was educated at ...

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Bethune, John Elliot Drinkwater (1801–1851), administrator in India and educationist, elder son of Lieutenant-Colonel John Drinkwater, later Drinkwater Bethune (1762–1844), and his wife, Eleanor, daughter of Charles Congalton of Congalton, Edinburghshire, was born at Ealing, Middlesex. He was educated at Westminster School and ...

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Biscoe, Cecil Earle Tyndale- (1863–1949), missionary and educationist, was born on 9 February 1863 at Holton Park, Wheatley, Oxfordshire, the son of William Earle Tyndale (1813–1895), a landowner, and his wife, Elizabeth Carey (d. 1891), daughter of Albert Glass Sandeman, founder of ...

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Booth, James (1806–1878), mathematician and educationist, was born on 25 August 1806, the first of the three children of John and Ellen Booth of Lavagh, co. Leitrim. The Booths owned a small property and belonged to the Church of Ireland community of Annaduff parish...

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Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1810–1897) by George Burnett Esam, c. 1895 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Brewer, Ebenezer Cobham (1810–1897), educationist and lexicographer, was born in Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London, on 2 May 1810, the third of the eleven surviving children of John Sherren Brewer (1775/6–1848), a Norwich schoolmaster, and his second wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Robert Kitton of ...

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Bunsen, Sir Bernard de (1907–1990), educationist, was born on 24 July 1907 at Southacre, Trumpington, near Cambridge, the second of the three children of Lothar Henry George de Bunsen (1858–1950) and his second wife, Victoria Alexandrina (1874–1953), daughter of Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton, ...

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Sir Bernard de Bunsen (1907–1990) by Elliott & Fry, 1946 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Carew, Sir Richard, first baronet (1579/80–1643?), medical experimenter and educationist, was the eldest surviving son of the poet and antiquary Richard Carew (1555–1620) of Antony, Cornwall, and his wife, Juliana Arundell (1563–1629). Personal information comes largely from two Antony House manuscript texts—a spiritual autobiography (1628–30), called ...

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Richard Carmichael (1779–1849) by Edward Francis Finden (after Sir Frederic William Burton) Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

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Carmichael, Richard (1779–1849), surgeon and educationist, was born in Bishop Street, Dublin, on 6 February 1779, the fourth son of Hugh Carmichael, solicitor, who was closely related to the Scottish family of the earls of Hyndford, and his wife, Sarah (née Rogers)...

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Cecil, Hugh Richard Heathcote Gascoyne-, Baron Quickswood (1869–1956), politician and educationist, was born at Hatfield House, Hertfordshire, on 14 October 1869, the fifth and youngest son of Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne-Cecil, third marquess of Salisbury (1830–1903), and his wife, Georgina Caroline Alderson (...

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Charles, David (1812–1878), Calvinistic Methodist minister and educationist, was born on 23 July 1812 in Bala, the fourth in the family of three daughters and two sons of Thomas Rice Charles (d. 1819), a linen draper, and his wife, Maria, née Jones...