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Leonard Horner (1785–1864) by unknown artist Heriot-Watt University Archive

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Horner, Leonard (1785–1864), factory inspector, geologist, and educationist, was born on 17 January 1785 at St George's Square, Edinburgh, the third and youngest son of John Horner (d. 1829), a wealthy whig linen merchant, and his wife, Joanna, née Baillie. In his youth his circle of acquaintances included ...

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Pite, Arthur Beresford (1861–1934), architect and educator, was born on 2 September 1861 at 9 South Terrace, Grosvenor Park, Walworth, Surrey, the second son of Alfred Robert Pite (1832–1911), architect, and his wife, Hephzibah Starkey, and was baptized on 27 February 1862 at ...

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Ronge [née Meyer; other married name Traun], Bertha (1818–1863), educationist, was born on 25 April 1818 in Hamburg, Germany, daughter of Heinrich Christian Meyer (1797–1848), industrialist, and Agathe Margarete Beusch (1794–1833). Heinrich Meyer, the son of a carpenter, had begun by selling his father's walking-sticks and subsequently became the first owner of a steam-powered factory in ...

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Vischer, Sir Hanns (1876–1945), educationist, was born at Basel, Switzerland, on 14 September 1876, the third of five children of Adolf Eberhard Vischer (1839–1902), a prosperous Swiss silk merchant, and his wife, Carolina Rosalia (Rosalie) Sarasin. His father was a deeply committed evangelical Christian and an Anglophile, sentiments which his son ...