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Astle, Thomas (1735–1803), archivist and collector of books and manuscripts, was born on 22 December 1735 at Yoxall, on the edge of Needwood Forest, Staffordshire, the eldest son of Daniel Astle (d. 1775), keeper of the forest, who was of a family long established at ...

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Curzon, Robert, fourteenth Baron Zouche of Harringworth (1810–1873), traveller and collector of manuscripts, elder son of Harriet Anne Bishopp, suo jure Baroness Zouche of Harringworth (1787–1870), and the Hon. Robert Curzon (1774–1863), son of Assheton, first Viscount Curzon, was born at 58 Welbeck Street, London...

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Musgrave, Sir William, sixth baronet (1735–1800), administrator, print collector, and antiquary, was born on 8 October 1735 at Hayton Castle, Cumberland, the sixth of the seven children of Sir Richard Musgrave, fourth baronet (c. 1701–1739), and his wife, Anne, née Hylton (1697–1766)...

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Phillipps, Sir Thomas, baronet (1792–1872), collector of books and manuscripts, was born on 2 July 1792 at 32 Cannon Street, Manchester. He was illegitimate, the only child of Thomas Phillipps (1742–1818), the prosperous senior partner of Phillipps, Lowe & Co., calico manufacturers and printers of ...

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Stokes, Ethel (1870–1944), record agent and preserver of local archives, was born on 17 January 1870 at 89 Churchill Road, Holloway, London, the eldest child of Edwin James Stokes (1844–1916), accountant, and Fanny Augusta, née Baker (1846–1933), music teacher. Ethel's brother, Durham (1872–1957)...

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Thompson, Henry Yates (1838–1928), collector of illuminated manuscripts and newspaper proprietor, was born at Dingle Cottage, near Liverpool, on 15 December 1838, the eldest of five sons of Samuel Henry Thompson, of Thingwall Hall, Lancashire, a partner in the bank of Arthur Heywood, Sons & Co....