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J. D. Duff

revised by M. C. Curthoys

Burn, Robert (1829–1904), classical scholar and archaeologist, was born at Kynnersley, Shropshire, on 22 October 1829, the second son of Andrew Burn (1790/91–1874), rector of Kynnersley, and his second wife, Mary Harris. He entered Shrewsbury School under B. H. Kennedy in 1843 and ...

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Arthur Bernard Cook (1868–1952) by unknown photographer photograph reproduced by courtesy of The British Academy

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Cook, Arthur Bernard (1868–1952), classical scholar and archaeologist, was born in Hampstead, London, on 22 October 1868, the son of William Henry Cook MD (1825–1882) and his wife, Harriet Bickersteth (1830–1918), of a family which produced several noted evangelical figures, including her brother, ...

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Dalton, Ormonde Maddock (1866–1945), classical scholar and medieval archaeologist, was born in Cardiff on 3 January 1866, the second of the three sons of Thomas Masters Dalton, solicitor, and his wife, Emily Mansford. From Harrow School he won an exhibition at New College, Oxford...

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Ernest Arthur Gardner (1862–1939) by unknown photographer reproduced with permission of the British School at Athens

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J. M. C. Toynbee and H. D. A. Major

revised by David Gill

Gardner, Ernest Arthur (1862–1939), classical scholar and archaeologist, was born at Clapton, London, on 16 March 1862, the sixth and youngest child of Thomas Gardner, of the stock exchange, and his wife, Ann Pearse. Percy Gardner was his eldest brother and Alice Gardner...

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Joan Mervyn Hussey (1907–2006) by unknown photographer © Porphyrogenitus Ltd

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Hussey, Joan Mervyn (1907–2006), Byzantine scholar, was born on 5 June 1907 at 35 Avenue Road, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, the daughter of William Hussey, master plumber and house decorator, and his wife, Grace Mildred, née Sawyer. She was taught privately at home and at ...

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Sir William Mitchell Ramsay (1851–1939) by James Russell & Sons © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Ramsay, Sir William Mitchell (1851–1939), classical scholar and archaeologist, was born in Glasgow on 15 March 1851, the youngest son of Thomas Ramsay and his wife, Jane, daughter of William Mitchell, both of Alloa. Ramsay came from a family of lawyers, his father, grandfather, and great-grandfather having all been advocates, his grandfather also procurator fiscal of ...

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Robertson, (Charles) Martin (1911–2004), archaeologist and poet, was born on 11 September 1911 at Jesmond Hill, Pangbourne, Berkshire, the elder son of Donald Struan Robertson (1885–1961), later regius professor of Greek at Cambridge University, and his wife, Petica Coursolles, née Jones (1883–1941), who hosted a literary salon. At the time of his birth his parents lived at ...

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Shefton, Brian Benjamin (1919–2012), classical archaeologist, was born Bruno Benjamin Scheftelowitz on 11 August 1919 in Cologne, Germany, the younger son of Isidor Isaac Scheftelowitz (1875–1934), Sanskrit scholar and rabbi, and his wife, Friedericke (Frieda), née Kohn (1880–1971). He was initially educated at the ...

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Tweddell, John (1769–1799), classical and archaeological scholar, was born on 1 June 1769 at Threepwood, near Hexham, the son of Francis Tweddell (1730–1805), magistrate, and Jane Westgarth of Unthank, Northumberland. Tweddell attended Hartforth School, near Richmond, Yorkshire, and studied with Dr Samuel Parr...

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