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Janet Arnold (1932–1998) by unknown photographer © reserved; private collection; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Arnold, Janet (1932–1998), costume historian, was born on 6 October 1932 at Duncan House, Clifton Down Road, Bristol, the only child of Frederick Charles Arnold (1898–1976), ironmonger, and his wife, Adeline, née Jacob (1895–1985), a nurse, daughter of the Revd Thomas Jacob and his wife, ...

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Martin, Leopold Charles (1817–1889), costume historian and numismatist, was born on 6 December 1817, and was baptized on 7 January 1818 at St Mary Street, St Marylebone, Middlesex, the second son of John Martin (1789–1854), painter, and his wife, Susan. He was the godson of ...

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Newton [née Pearce], Stella Mary (1901–2001), designer and dress historian, was born on 17 April 1901 at 33 Romola Road, Herne Hill, London, the only child of Henry James Pearce (1868–1935), printer's manager, and his wife, Georgiana Maria Wilkie, née Hoby (1870–1963)...

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Stella Mary Newton (1901–2001) by Tunbridge, 1930s © Tunbridge

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Thomson, William George (1865–1942), tapestry historian, was born on 7 February 1865 at Roman Camp Gatehouse, Fochabers, Moray, Scotland, youngest of four children of James Thomson (d. 1875/6), head gamekeeper to the duke of Richmond at Gordon Castle, and Ellen (b...