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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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Franks, Sir (Augustus) Wollaston (1826–1897), collector and museum keeper, was born at Geneva on 20 March 1826, the eldest of six children (two sons and four daughters) of Frederick Franks (1793/4–1844), naval officer, and his second wife, Frederica Anne (d. 1864), daughter of ...

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Gilbert, Sir Martin John (1936–2015), historian, was born at 87 Fordwych Road, West Hampstead, London, on 25 October 1936, the son of Peter Gilbert (1902–1976), manufacturing jeweller, and his wife, Miriam, née Green. At the time of his birth registration the family lived at ...

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Gilpin, William (1724–1804), writer on art and headmaster, was born on 4 June 1724 at Scaleby Castle, near Carlisle, Cumberland, and baptized on 7 June, the son of Captain John Bernard Gilpin (1701–1776) and Matilda Langstaffe (1703–1773). His father was considered one of the best amateur painters of the time and included among his pupils ...

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Greene, Richard (1716–1793), antiquary and museum proprietor, was born at Lichfield and may have been educated at its grammar school; there is no record of his attendance at university. His brother, the Revd Joseph Greene (1712–1790), was headmaster of Stratford upon Avon grammar school...

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Keith, Sir Arthur (1866–1955), museum curator and palaeoanthropologist, was born on 5 February 1866 at Old Machar, Aberdeenshire, the sixth of the ten children of John Keith, a farmer, and his wife, Jessica (Jessie) Macpherson. To prepare for a medical education he went to ...

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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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Lindsay, Alexander William Crawford, twenty-fifth earl of Crawford and eighth earl of Balcarres (1812–1880), book collector and writer on art, was born at Muncaster Castle, Cumberland, on 16 October 1812. He was the eldest son of James Lindsay, twenty-fourth earl of Crawford and seventh earl of Balcarres...

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Maxwell, Sir William Stirling, ninth baronet (1818–1878), art historian, historian, and book collector, was born William Stirling on 8 March 1818 at Kenmure House, Kirkintilloch, near Glasgow, the only son of Archibald Stirling of Keir and Cawder (1769–1847) and Elizabeth Maxwell (1793–1822), daughter of ...

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Moser, Claus Adolf, Baron Moser (1922–2015), statistician, college head, and public servant, was born on 24 November 1922 in Berlin, the younger son of Ernst (Ernest) Moser (1885–1957), a successful and distinguished Jewish banker, and his wife, Lotte, née...

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Peate, Iorwerth Cyfeiliog (1901–1982), museum curator and scholar, was born on 27 February 1901 at Glan-llyn in the village of Pandy Rhiwsaeson in the parish of Llanbrynmair in Montgomeryshire, the younger son and third child of George Howard Peate (1869–1938), a craftsman–carpenter and teacher, and ...

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Plowden, Anna Bridget (1938–1997), archaeological conservator and restorer, was born on 18 June 1938 at 99 Cromwell Road, Kensington, the second of four children of Edwin Noel Auguste Plowden, Baron Plowden (1907–2001), and Bridget Horatia Plowden (née Richmond), Lady Plowden (1910–2000). Edwin Plowden...

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Pretty [née Dempster], Edith May (1883–1942), landowner and benefactor, was born on 1 August 1883 at Elland, near Halifax, Yorkshire, the second daughter of Robert Dempster (d. 1925), then a gas engineer employed in his father's company, and his wife, Elizabeth, ...

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Wind, Edgar Marcel (1900–1971), philosopher and art historian, was born at 5 Passauerstrasse, Charlottenburg, Berlin, on 14 May 1900, one of two children of Maurice Delmar Wind (d. 1914), a well-to-do Argentinian merchant of Russian Jewish extraction who exported optical instruments to ...