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Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1810–1897) by George Burnett Esam, c. 1895 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Brewer, Ebenezer Cobham (1810–1897), educationist and lexicographer, was born in Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London, on 2 May 1810, the third of the eleven surviving children of John Sherren Brewer (1775/6–1848), a Norwich schoolmaster, and his second wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Robert Kitton of ...

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James Elphinston (1721–1809) by James Caldwall (after John Graham) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Elphinston, James (1721–1809), educationist and advocate of spelling reform, was born on 6 December 1721 in Edinburgh, the son of William Elphinston, an Episcopalian minister, and his wife, Rachel Honeyman (d. 1750), niece of the bishop of Orkney. He was educated at the high school and at the university in ...

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Ripman [formerly Rippmann], Walter (1869–1947), linguist and educationist, was born at 18 Bouverie Road, Stoke Newington, Middlesex, on 22 January 1869, the son of Hugo Rippmann (b. 1843), commercial clerk, and his wife, Christiane, née Daumiller. He attended Dulwich College before being admitted in 1887 to ...