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Balfour, Sir (Thomas) Graham (1858–1929), author and educationist, born in Chelsea on 2 December 1858, was the only child of Surgeon-General Thomas Graham Balfour and his wife, Georgina, daughter of George Prentice of Armagh. On his father's side he was closely connected, through the ...

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Coleridge, Derwent (1800–1883), writer and educationist, was born on 14 September 1800 at Greta Hall, Keswick, Cumberland, the second of the three surviving children of the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834) and his wife, Sara (1770–1845), daughter of Stephen Fricker of Bristol. From early childhood he showed the sturdy independence and dogged determination which characterized his life. After attending ...

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Derwent Coleridge (1800–1883) by unknown photographer, 1856 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Cousins, James Henry Sproull (1873–1956), writer and educationist, was born on 22 July 1873 at 29 Cavour Street, Belfast, the son of James Cousins (d. 1920), a sailor, and his wife, Susan Davis (d. 1915). His parents were both Wesleyan Methodists; his father retired from a sailing career to work for the ...

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Daniel, Evan (1837–1904), Church of England clergyman, educationist, and author, born at Pontypool on 4 September 1837, was the second son of Evan Daniel of Pontypool, builder and architect, and his wife, Sarah Beach. After education at the national school, Pontypool, he entered ...

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Ellis [née Stickney], Sarah (1799–1872), writer and educationist, was born at Ridgmont, in Holderness, Yorkshire, the youngest of the five children of William Stickney (d. 1848), a Quaker farmer, and his wife, Esther, née Richardson (d. 1803). By his second wife, 'a lady from ...

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Thomas Aloysius Finlay (1848–1940) by Leo Whelan University College Dublin Collection

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Finlay, Thomas Aloysius (1848–1940), Roman Catholic priest, educationist, and author, was born at Lanesborough, co. Roscommon, on 6 July 1848. He was the son of William Finlay (1810–1864), an engineer, and his wife, Maria, née Magan (d. 1884), who had six children: three girls, all of whom became religious sisters, and three boys, one of whom, ...

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Hickson, William Edward (1803–1870), author and educationist, was born in Westminster, London, on 7 January 1803, the son of William Hickson and his wife, Matilda, née Underhill. His father became a wealthy boot and shoe manufacturer with a wholesale business at 20 West Smithfield, London...

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Hill [née Smith], Caroline Southwood (1809–1902), writer and educationist, was born on 21 March 1809, the eldest daughter of Thomas Southwood Smith (1788–1861), Unitarian theologian, physician, and leading sanitary reformer, and his wife, Ann, née Read, the daughter of a Bristol stoneware potter. On his wife's death in 1812, ...

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Marshall [née Edwards], Sybil Mary (1913–2005), educationist and author, was born on 26 November 1913 at Lotting Fen, Ramsey, Huntingdonshire, the daughter of William Henry Edwards, farmer, and his wife, Kate Mary, née Papworth. She grew up in the black fens of ...

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Mavor, William Fordyce [pseuds. W. F. Martyn, Numa] (1758–1837), author and educationist, was born on 1 August 1758 at New Deer, Aberdeenshire, the elder son of John Mavor (1726–1786), farmer, and his wife, Elizabeth Low (1735–1791). His family, which had numbered judges and ...

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Paton, Alan Stewart (1903–1988), writer, educationist, and politician, was born on 11 January 1903 at 9 Greyling Street, Pietermaritzburg, Natal, the oldest of the four children, two boys and two girls, of James Paton (1872–1930), a Scottish shorthand writer who had emigrated to ...

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Starr, Mark (1894–1985), author and educationist, was born on 27 April 1894 in the village of Shoscombe, near Bath, in Somerset, the second son in the family of four sons and three daughters of William Starr, coalminer, and his wife, Susan (née...

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Trimmer [née Kirby], Sarah (1741–1810), author and educationist, was born in Ipswich, Suffolk, on 6 January 1741, the only daughter of the artist Joshua Kirby (1716–1774) and his wife, Sarah Bull (c.1718–1775). She was educated by her father and at ...

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Sarah Trimmer (1741–1810) by Sir Thomas Lawrence, c. 1790 © National Portrait Gallery, London