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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 ...

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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, ...

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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...