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(George) Gilbert Aimé Murray (1866–1957) by Elliott & Fry © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Murray, (George) Gilbert Aimé (1866–1957), classical scholar and internationalist, was born in Sydney, Australia, on 2 January 1866, the second son of Sir Terence Aubrey Murray (1810–1873) and his second wife, Agnes Ann, née Edwards (c.1835–1891). Murray's father, a prosperous stock farmer, had been since 1862 president of the legislative council of ...

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Raper, Robert William (1842–1915), college teacher and founder of university careers service, was born at Llanwenarth, Monmouthshire, on 9 March 1842, the second son of Lieutenant-Colonel Timothy Raper (1790?–1862), of the 19th foot regiment, and his wife, Christian Mary (d. 1858), daughter of ...

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Reid, James Smith (1846–1926), classical scholar and historian, was born at Sorn, Ayrshire, on 3 May 1846, the eldest son of John Reid, schoolmaster, and his wife, Mary Smith. Among collateral relatives on his mother's side he reckoned Adam Smith, author of The Wealth of Nations...

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Sandbach, Francis Henry [Harry] (1903–1991), classical scholar, was born on 23 February 1903 in an Edgbaston nursing home, the elder son of Francis Edward Sandbach (1874–1946), lecturer and subsequently professor of German in the University of Birmingham, and Ethel Bywater (1874–1949), a teacher. From 1914 to 1921 he was at ...

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Sidgwick, Arthur (1840–1920), educationist and classical scholar, was born at Skipton in Yorkshire on 9 April 1840, the fifth of six children of the Revd William Sidgwick (d. 22 May 1841), headmaster of Skipton grammar school, and his wife, Mary (née...

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Sullivan, John Patrick (1930–1993), classical scholar, was born on 13 July 1930 at the Royal Infirmary, Liverpool, the elder son and oldest of three children of Daniel Sullivan (d. 1952), a dock labourer, and his wife, Alice, née Long, who had worked in a cigarette factory before her marriage. Both parents were proud of their Irish roots. It was a close-knit family, and ...