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Abney, Sir William de Wiveleslie (1843–1920), civil servant and photographic scientist, was born at Derby on 24 July 1843, the eldest son of Edward Henry Abney (bap. 1811, d. 1892), vicar of St Alkmund's, Derby, afterwards prebendary of Lichfield, and Catharina, daughter of ...

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Badeley, Henry John Fanshawe, Baron Badeley (1874–1951), civil servant and engraver, was born at Elswick, Newcastle upon Tyne, on 27 June 1874, the elder child and only son of Captain Henry Badeley (1842–1881), of Guy Harlings, Chelmsford, and his wife, Blanche (d...

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Bishop, Sir Frederick Arthur (1915–2005), civil servant and director-general of the National Trust, was born on 4 December 1915 at 118 Hampstead Road, Brislington, Bristol, the son of Alfred John Bishop, foreman for a wholesale stationers, later factory manager, and his wife, Mary Maria, ...

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Marsh, Sir Edward Howard (1872–1953), civil servant and patron of the arts, was born in London on 18 November 1872, the second child and only son of Frederick Howard Marsh (1839–1915), and his first wife, Jane, daughter of Spencer Perceval, Irvingite angel to ...

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Redgrave, Samuel (1802–1876), art historian and civil servant, was born at 9 Upper Eaton Street, Pimlico, London, on 3 October 1802, the eldest son of William Redgrave (1775–1845), a manufacturer, and his wife, Mary (d. c.1814), and brother of Richard Redgrave (1804–1888)...

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Tindale, Patricia Randall (1926–2011), architect and civil servant, was born on 11 March 1926 at 9 Hill View, Bell's Hill, Chipping Barnet, Hertfordshire, the only child of Thomas John Tindale (1893–1986), tax officer for the Inland Revenue, and his wife, Princess May, née...

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Weaver, Sir Lawrence Walter William (1876–1930), civil servant and architectural writer, was born at Clifton, Bristol, on 2 July 1876, the only child of Walter Weaver and his wife, Frances Mary Taylor. Brought up at Clifton by his mother, he was educated at ...

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Sir Lawrence Walter William Weaver (1876–1930) by Walter Stoneman, 1920 © National Portrait Gallery, London