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Ames, Joseph (bap. 1687, d. 1759), bibliographer and antiquary, was born of a seafaring family in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, and baptized there on 20 June 1687. He was the son of John Ames (1651–1699?), master in the merchant service, and his wife, Esther (...

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Edwards, Edward (1812–1886), librarian and writer, son of Anthony Turner Edwards (1782/3–1847), builder, and Charlotte Hull (1783–1864), was born in Stepney in the East End of London on 14 December 1812. He had two sisters, Charlotte and Elizabeth, both younger. Edwards appears to have spent the first twenty years of his life entirely in the ...

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Jast, Louis Stanley (1868–1944), librarian, was born on 20 August 1868 in George Street, Halifax, Yorkshire, the third son of Stefan Louis de Jastrzebski (b. 1823), originally of Zebrzydowice, Poland, and his wife, Elizabeth Morgan, of Franche, Kidderminster. Jastrzebski served in the Polish Legion under ...

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B. B. Woodward

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Woodward, Bernard Bolingbroke (1816–1869), librarian and author, was born in Norwich on 2 May 1816, the eldest son of Samuel Woodward (1790–1838), geologist and antiquary, and his wife, Elizabeth (d. 1866), daughter of Bernard Bolingbroke of Norwich. Samuel Pickworth Woodward, palaeontologist and botanist, was his younger brother. He was sent in March 1822 to the ...