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Donaldson, Sir James (1831–1915), educationist and classical and patristic scholar, was born in the Aberdeen area on 26 April 1831, son of James Donaldson (of whom nothing certain is known) and Christina McKay (subsequently married in 1849 to William Hannan, a widower). He was educated from 1842 at ...


Alexander Gordon

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Fell, John (1735–1797), Independent minister and classical tutor, was born at Cockermouth, Cumberland, on 22 August 1735, the son of Daniel Fell, a clerk at the dissenting meeting-house and a schoolmaster. He was apprenticed to a tailor in Cockermouth and after completing his apprenticeship moved to ...


Joseph Gouge Greenwood (1821–1894) by John H. E. Partington, 1883 © Manchester City Art Galleries


Greenwood, Joseph Gouge (1821–1894), Greek scholar and university administrator, born at Petersfield, Hampshire, was the son of the Revd Joseph Greenwood (d. 1839), a Congregational minister and his wife, Maria Gouge. At the age of fourteen he was sent to University College School, London...


J. E. Sandys

revised by Richard Smail

Wilkins, Augustus Samuel (1843–1905), classical scholar, was born in Enfield Road, Kingsland, Middlesex, on 20 August 1843, the son of Samuel J. Wilkins, a schoolmaster in Brixton, and his wife, Mary Haslam of Thaxted, Essex. His parents were Congregationalists. After being educated at ...