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Charles Robert Ashbee (1863–1942) by Frank Lloyd Wright, 1900 in the possession of the Ashbee family


Ashbee, Charles Robert (1863–1942), architect, designer, and social reformer, was born on 17 May 1863 at Spring Grove, Heston, Isleworth, Middlesex, the first of the four children of Henry Spencer Ashbee (1834–1900), merchant and book collector, and his wife, Elizabeth Josephine Jenny (1841–1919)...


Mackmurdo, Arthur Heygate (1851–1942), architect and social reformer, was born on 12 December 1851 in Edmonton, Middlesex, the eldest child and elder son (there was at least one daughter) of Edward Mackmurdo, chemical manufacturer, of Edmonton, and his wife, Anne née Jones. He was educated at ...