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Leonard Horner (1785–1864) by unknown artist Heriot-Watt University Archive


Horner, Leonard (1785–1864), factory inspector, geologist, and educationist, was born on 17 January 1785 at St George's Square, Edinburgh, the third and youngest son of John Horner (d. 1829), a wealthy whig linen merchant, and his wife, Joanna, née Baillie. In his youth his circle of acquaintances included ...


Thomas, David (1880–1967), educationist and socialist, was born on 16 July 1880 at Quarry Cottage, Llanfechain, Montgomeryshire, the son of David Thomas, a mason and farmer, and his wife, Elizabeth Jones. He was educated locally and briefly attended Oswestry grammar school before finding work in a draper's shop. In 1895 he became a pupil teacher in the ...