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Montague Rhodes James (1862–1936) by Sir Gerald Kelly, 1936 © reserved; collection Eton College; © reserved in the photograph

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James, Montague Rhodes (1862–1936), college head, scholar, and author, was born at Goodnestone in Kent on 1 August 1862, the fourth and youngest child of Herbert James (1822–1909) and his wife of fifteen years, Mary Emily Horton (1818–1898). When Monty (as he was familiarly known) was three years old his father, a high-minded country parson, became rector of ...

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Mark Pattison (1813–1884) by unknown engraver, pubd 1884 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Pattison, Mark (1813–1884), college head and scholar, was born on 10 October 1813 at Hornby in the North Riding of Yorkshire, the first of two sons and twelve children of Mark James Pattison (1788–1865), subsequently rector of Hauxwell, near Catterick, and his wife, ...

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Shadwell, Charles Lancelot (1840–1919), scholar and college head, was the second son of Lancelot Shadwell (1808–1861), barrister, and his wife, Jane Ellen Nicholl. He was the grandson of Sir Lancelot Shadwell, the last vice-chancellor of England. Born in London on 16 December 1840, ...