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Saunders, John (1811–1895), writer and editor, born at Barnstaple, Devon, on 2 August 1811, was probably the son of John Saunders and his wife, Sarah Northcote, both of Exeter, of whom little is known. Saunders was self-educated and seems to have been left to fend for himself from as early as nine years old. The early 1830s found him living in ...


Seaman, Sir Owen, baronet (1861–1936), journal editor and satirist, was born on 18 September 1861 above his father's artificial-flower shop at 199 Sloane Street, Chelsea, London, the second of the three children and only son of William Mantle Seaman (1838–1893) of Suffolk, a nonconformist and a successful dressmaker and businessman, and his wife, ...


Clifford Dyce Sharp (1883–1935) by unknown photographer © reserved; New Statesman and Society; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London


Sharp, Clifford Dyce (1883–1935), journalist and journal editor, was born on 21 October 1883 at White Post House, Redhill, Surrey, the son of William Sharp, a solicitor, and his wife, Harriot Luisa Dyce. He had a stern nonconformist upbringing, and after attending St Lawrence College...