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Morrison, Robert (1782–1834), missionary and Chinese scholar, youngest son among the eight children of James Morrison, manufacturer of lasts and boot-trees, and Hannah, née Nicholson (d. 1802), was born on 5 January 1782 at Buller's Green, Morpeth, in Northumberland. In 1785 his parents moved to ...


Wade, Sir Thomas Francis (1818–1895), diplomatist and Sinologist, was born on 25 August 1818 in London, the eldest son of Colonel Thomas Wade (d. 1846) and his wife, Anne, daughter of William Smythe. In his youth Wade accompanied his father on military postings to ...


Waley [formerly Schloss], Arthur David (1889–1966), translator of Chinese and Japanese literature, was born at Tunbridge Wells on 19 August 1889, the second of the three sons of David Frederick Schloss (1850–1912), economist and Fabian socialist, and his wife, Rachel Sophia, daughter of ...