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Cowper, Edward Shickle (1790–1852), printing engineer and university teacher, was born on 25 February 1790 at Southwark, the son of Edward Cowper, tea dealer. He was apprenticed in 1804 to Benjamin Lepard, a wholesale stationer in Covent Garden, and subsequently concerned himself with the paper and printing trades. His first patent, filed in 1813, was for a paper-cutting machine. In the same year he became a partner with ...


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Daniel, (Charles) Henry Olive (1836–1919), printer and college head, was born on 30 September 1836 at Wareham, Dorset, the eldest son of the Revd Alfred Daniel, curate of Wareham, and his wife, Eliza Anne, daughter of Clement Wilson Cruttwell. In 1838 his father became perpetual curate of ...