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Sydney C. Roberts

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Glover, Terrot Reaveley (1869–1943), classical scholar and historian, was born at 10 Belgrave Road, Cotham, Bristol, on 23 July 1869, the eldest child and only son of the Revd Richard Glover (1837–1919), Baptist minister, and his wife, Anna Finlay (1838–1924). Educated at Bristol grammar school...

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Hofmeyr, Jan Frederik Hendrik (1894–1948), classical scholar and politician in South Africa, was born in Cape Town on 20 March 1894, the younger son of Andries Brink Hofmeyr (1851–1897), a newspaper manager, and the imperious Deborah Catherina Beyers (1863–1959). His mother developed a neurotic fear of her son dying young and became over-possessive of a boy who soon revealed his genius. Almost eight when sent to the ...

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Newman, Francis William (1805–1897), classical scholar and moral philosopher, was born at 17 Southampton Street, Bloomsbury Square, London, on 27 June 1805. His father, John Newman (1767–1824), a banker, was of Dutch descent and his mother, Jemima (1772–1836), of Huguenot extraction, was a sister of the paper manufacturer ...

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Francis William Newman (1805–1897) by Herbert Watkins, 1858 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Rouse, William Henry Denham (1863–1950), classical scholar and educational reformer, was born on 30 May 1863 at the Baptist mission house, Calcutta, where his father, George Henry Rouse (d. 1909), was serving as Indian secretary of the Baptist Missionary Society. His mother, ...

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William Henry Denham Rouse (1863–1950) by Lafayette, 1927 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Sir John Tresidder Sheppard (1881–1968) by Ramsey & Muspratt, c. 1939 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Sheppard, Sir John Tresidder (1881–1968), classical scholar and college head, was born on 7 November 1881 in Peckham, London, the fourth of the five children (three sons and two daughters) of Alfred Henry Sheppard (d. 1930), a wool broker's clerk of Peckham, London...