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Anstey [née Powell], Vera (1889–1976), economist, was born at Ivanhoe, Alders Road, Reigate, Surrey, on 3 January 1889, the second daughter in the family of three daughters and three sons of James Powell, a leather merchant, and his wife, Mary Sophia Higginbotham...


Chapman, Sir Sydney John (1871–1951), economist and civil servant, was born on 20 April 1871 in Staithe Street, Wells, Norfolk, the second son of David Chapman, a merchant who later became a mortgage and estate agent, and his wife, Maria Wells. David Leonard Chapman...


Keynes, (John) Neville (1852–1949), logician, economist, and university administrator, was born on 31 August 1852 at Salisbury, Wiltshire, the only son of John Keynes (1805–1878), floriculturist, and his second wife, Anna Maynard Neville. He was reared in a middle-class, staunchly nonconformist household, which included his half-sister (fourteen years his senior), his paternal grandmother, and his father's unmarried sister. At fifteen ...


Joseph Shield Nicholson (1850–1927) by Henry Lintott, 1926 © reserved; courtesy of the University of Edinburgh's Collections


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Nicholson, Joseph Shield (1850–1927), economist, the only son of the Revd Thomas Nicholson, Independent minister at Banbury, and his wife, Mary Anne Grant, was born at Wrawby, Lincolnshire, on 9 November 1850. His education began at a preparatory school at Lewisham. After attending classes at ...