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Samuel Clark (1810–1875) by unknown photographer © National Portrait Gallery, London

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William Benham

revised by M. C. Curthoys

Clark, Samuel (1810–1875), educationist, the youngest of ten children of Joseph and Fanny Clark, was born at Southampton on 19 May 1810. His father, a prosperous brush and basket maker of the town, was a member of the Society of Friends. Samuel was brought up a strict Quaker. One of his earliest recollections was of being patted on the head by ...

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Louisa Gurney Hoare (1784–1836) by unknown engraver (after Andrew Robertson, exh. RA 1830) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Hoare, Louisa Gurney (1784–1836), educationist and author, was born in Norwich on 25 September 1784, the seventh of the eleven children of the Quaker John Gurney (1749–1809) of Earlham and Catherine Bell (1754–1792). Among her siblings were the prison reformer Elizabeth Fry, the philanthropists ...

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Jellicoe [née Mullin], Anne William (1823–1880), educationist, born in Mountmellick, Queen's county, was the daughter of William Mullin (1796–1826), a Quaker schoolmaster, and his wife, Margaret Thompson (1801–1840). Little is known about her early life. Orphaned by the time she was seventeen years of age, she married ...

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Dame Margaret Janson Tuke (1862–1947) by unknown photographer © National Portrait Gallery, London / Oxford University Press

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Tuke, Dame Margaret Janson (1862–1947), educationist and college head, was born in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, on 13 March 1862, the youngest of five children of James Hack Tuke (1819–1896), banker and philanthropist, and his first wife, Elizabeth Janson (d. 1869). In unpublished autobiographical notes written in 1942, she recorded that her Quaker upbringing gave her a lifelong dislike of '...