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Ede, Harold Stanley [Jim] (1895–1990), museum curator and art collector, was born on 7 April 1895 in Penarth, Glamorgan, the younger son and second of three children of Edward Hornby Ede (1862–1940), solicitor, of Penarth, and his wife, Mildred Mary Furley (1866–1953), sometime schoolteacher, only daughter of ...

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Robinson, Sir John Charles (1824–1913), museum curator and art collector, was born on 16 December 1824 in Nottingham, the son of Alfred Robinson. He was brought up by his grandfather, a bookseller, and educated in Nottingham. Originally intending to train as an architect, he turned instead to painting, and studied in the studio of ...

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Sir John Charles Robinson (1824–1913) by John James Napier © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Charles Paget Wade (1883–1956) by W. J. Bassett-Lowke, c. 1940 © National Trust / Snowshill Manor archive

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Wade, Charles Paget (1883–1956), collector and illustrator, was born at 9 Scotts Lane, Shortlands, near Bromley, Kent, on 13 February 1883, the son of Paget Augustus Wade (1849–1911), a part-owner of sugar plantations, and his wife, Amy Blanche (1858–1943), daughter of Charles Spencer...