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Peter Giles (1860–1935) by Lafayette, 1933 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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R. M. Dawkins

revised by John D. Pickles

Giles, Peter (1860–1935), philologist and college head, was born at Strichen in the district of Buchan, Aberdeenshire, on 20 October 1860, the eldest son of Peter Giles (d. c.1865), a factor, and his wife, Margaret Eddie Brown (d. 1905), who on her mother's side was of highland descent from ...

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Peter Giles

revised by John D. Pickles

Peile, John (1838–1910), college head and philologist, born at Whitehaven, Cumberland, on 24 April 1838, was the only son of Williamson Peile FGS and his wife, Elizabeth Hodgson. Sir James Braithwaite Peile was his first cousin. His father died when he was five, and in 1848 he was sent to ...