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Evans, Sir John (1823–1908), archaeologist, numismatist, and paper manufacturer, was born on 17 November 1823 at Britwell Court, Burnham, Buckinghamshire, the second son of the Revd Arthur Benoni Evans (1781–1854), schoolmaster, cleric, and author, and his wife, Anne (1791–1883), daughter of Captain Thomas Dickinson RN (1754–1828)...

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Leake, Stephen Martin (1702–1773), herald and numismatist, was born Stephen Martin on 5 April 1702 and baptized at St Dunstan's, Stepney, on 20 April, the only surviving son of Captain Stephen Martin (1666–1736), naval officer, and his wife, Elizabeth (1665/6–1723), younger daughter of ...

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Marsden, William (1754–1836), orientalist and numismatist, was born on 16 November 1754 at Verval, co. Wicklow, Ireland, the tenth of the sixteen children of John Marsden (1715–1801), shipping merchant and banker, and his second wife, Eleanor Bagnall (d. 1804). John Marsden retired from 'extensive mercantile and shipping concerns' in 1764, and became one of the first directors of the ...

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Poole, (Reginald) Stuart (1832–1895), numismatist and Egyptologist, born in London on 27 February 1832, was the younger son of Edward Richard Poole (c.1805–1884), bibliophile and vicar of Alvaston, Derbyshire (1846–84), and Sophia Lane Poole (1804–1891), sister of Edward William Lane. From July 1842 to October 1849 he lived with his mother and her brother in ...

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Robinson, Sir (Edward) Stanley Gotch (1887–1976), numismatist, was born on 4 July 1887 at 23 Westfield Park, Clifton, Bristol, the sixth of the seven children of Edward Robinson, paper merchant, and his wife, Katherine Frances, the daughter of the Revd Dr Gotch. He was born into a large and well-established Baptist, ...