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Bullen, Arthur Henry (1857–1920), literary editor and publisher, was born in London on 9 February 1857, the second son of George Bullen (1816x18–1894), and his first wife, Eliza Mary Martin (d. 1887). He was educated at the City of London School, where the headmaster, ...

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Chalmers, Alexander (1759–1834), biographer and literary editor, was born on 29 March 1759 in Aberdeen and baptized that day at St Nicholas's in the city, the youngest son of James Chalmers (bap. 1713, d. 1764), printer and publisher [see under Chalmers family (per. 1736-1876)...

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Couch, Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller- [pseud. Q] (1863–1944), writer and anthologist, was born on 21 November 1863 at Poul Street, Bodmin, Cornwall, the eldest of the five children of Thomas Quiller Couch (1826–1884), physician, and his wife, Mary (d. 1901), daughter of ...

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Cunningham, Francis (1820–1875), army officer and literary editor, was the youngest son of Allan Cunningham (1784–1842), Scottish poet and songwriter, and his wife, Jean Walker (1791–1864). He inherited from his father a love of literature also seen in the life of his brother ...

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Ebsworth, Joseph Woodfall (1824–1908), literary editor and artist, was born on 2 September 1824 at 3 Gray's Walk, Lambeth, London, the younger son (of thirteen children) of Joseph Ebsworth (1788–1868), playwright and musician, and his wife, Mary Emma Ebsworth, née Fairbrother (1794–1881), also a playwright. In 1828 the family moved to ...

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Griffin [formerly Neville], Richard, third Baron Braybrooke (1783–1858), politician and literary editor, was born at Stanlake Park, Berkshire, on 26 September 1783, the first of the three sons of Richard Aldworth Neville (1750–1825) [see Griffin, Richard], who succeeded his distant cousin ...

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Lofft, Capel (1751–1824), radical editor and writer, was born on 14 November 1751 in London, the only son of Christopher Lofft, a former private secretary to Sarah, duchess of Marlborough, and his wife, Anne Capell, who was the sister of the Shakespearian scholar ...

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Ogilvy [née Gore], Mabell Frances Elizabeth, countess of Airlie (1866–1956), courtier and literary editor, was born in Charles Street, London, on 10 March 1866, the eldest of the four children of Arthur Gore (1839–1901), who was at that time Lord Sudley and who succeeded as ...

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Palgrave, Francis Turner [Frank] (1824–1897), anthologist and art critic, was born on 28 September 1824 in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, in the house of his maternal grandparents, Dawson Turner, a banker, and Mary Turner, née Palgrave. He was the eldest of the four sons of ...

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Steevens, George (1736–1800), literary editor and scholar, the only son of George Steevens (1701–1763) and his wife, Mary Perryman, was born at Poplar, London, on 10 May 1736 and was baptized at Stepney parish church nine days later. His father, although described simply as '...

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Walford, Edward (1823–1897), writer and compiler of reference works, was born on 3 February 1823 at Hatfield Place, near Chelmsford, Essex, the eldest son of William Walford (d. 1855) of Hatfield Peverel, rector of St Runwald's, Colchester, and his second wife, Mary Ann...

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Warren [formerly Venables-Vernon], George John, fifth Baron Vernon (1803–1866), literary editor, was born George John Venables Vernon at Stapleford Hall, Nottinghamshire, on 22 June 1803. He was the only son of George Charles Venables Vernon, fourth Baron Vernon (1779–1835), of Sudbury, Derbyshire...

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Winstanley, William (d. 1698), compiler of biographies and poet, was the second son of Henry Winstanley of Quendon, Essex, and his wife, Elizabeth; the builder Henry Winstanley was his nephew. Winstanley was sworn as a freeman of Saffron Walden on 21 April 1649 and maintained the association throughout his life. ...