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Boxall, Sir William (1800–1879), portrait painter and museum director, was born on 29 June 1800 in or near Oxford, the son of Thomas Boxall, clerk to the collector of excise, and the brother of Anne (d. 1846), later wife of the Revd Charles Boxall Longland...

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Cockerell, Sir Sydney Carlyle (1867–1962), museum director and book collector, was born at Brighton on 16 July 1867, the second child (and second son) of the family of four sons and two daughters of Sydney John Cockerell (1842–1877), coal merchant, of London, and his wife, ...

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Hennessy, Sir John Wyndham Pope- (1913–1994), museum director and art historian, was born on 13 December 1913 at 29 Grosvenor Place, Belgravia, London, the elder son (there were no daughters) of Major-General (Ladislaus Herbert) Richard Pope-Hennessy (1875–1942), colonial official and army officer, and his wife, ...

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Holroyd, Sir Charles (1861–1917), etcher and museum director, was born in Potternewton, near Leeds, Yorkshire, on 9 April 1861, the eldest son of William Holroyd, a damask merchant, and his wife, Lucy Woodthorpe. He was educated at Leeds grammar school and at the ...

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Kenyon, Sir Frederic George (1863–1952), Greek and biblical scholar and museum director, was born on 15 January 1863, the seventh son and the eleventh of the fifteen children (eleven boys, four girls) of John Robert Kenyon (1807–1880) of Pradoe, Shropshire, grandson of the ...

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Trenchard Cox

revised by Anne Pimlott Baker

Maclagan, Sir Eric Robert Dalrymple (1879–1951), museum director, was born in London on 4 December 1879, the only son of William Dalrymple Maclagan (1826–1910), bishop of Lichfield, later archbishop of York, and his second wife, Augusta Anne, daughter of William Keppel Barrington, sixth Viscount Barrington...

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Monkman, Kenneth Mackay (1911–1998), book collector and restorer of Shandy Hall, Coxwold, was born on 17 April 1911 at 215 Warwick Road, Carlisle, the son of Wilfred Monkman (1879–1949), bank inspector, and his wife, Marion, née Mackay (1881–1962). The family soon moved to ...

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Piper, Sir David Towry (1918–1990), museum director and writer, was born on 21 July 1918 in Wimbledon, Surrey, the second of three sons (the oldest of whom was killed in action in 1941) of Stephen Harvey Piper, later professor of physics at Bristol University...

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Scott, Sir Terence Charles Stuart Morrison- (1908–1991), zoologist and museum director, was born on 24 October 1908 in Paris, the only son of Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Charles Stuart Morrison-Scott (d. 1938), barrister, and his wife, Amy A. Mosselmans. After Eton College and Christ Church, Oxford...

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Waagen, Gustav Friedrich (1794–1868), museum director and art historian, was born on 11 February 1794 in Hamburg, Germany, the second son of the painter Christian Friedrich Heinrich Waagen (b. 1750) and his wife, Johanna Louise Alberti (d. 1807). He was educated at the universities of ...

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Wallis, Sir Whitworth (1855–1927), museum and art gallery curator, was born at George Street, Aston Manor, Warwickshire, on 23 June 1855, the younger of two sons among the four children who survived to adulthood of George Wallis (1811–1891), who was then principal of the ...

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P. J. Hartog

revised by R. G. W. Anderson

Wilson, George (1818–1859), chemist and museum director, the son of Archibald Wilson (1784–1843), a wine merchant from Argyll, and his wife, Janet Aitken, was born at Edinburgh on 21 February 1818 with a twin brother, John, who died in 1836. His elder brother, ...