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Sidney Lee

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Benisch, Abraham (1811–1878), Hebraist and newspaper editor, was born to Jewish parents at Drossau, a small town 8 miles south-west of Klattau in Bohemia. About 1836 he studied surgery at Prague University where, with other Jewish students, he formed an organization for re-establishing Jewish independence in ...


Robson, John Henry Matthews (1870–1945), colonial administrator and journalist, was born in Sydney Road, Guildford, Surrey, on 8 May 1870, the eldest son of John Henry Robson, then chaplain at the Surrey County Hospital, and his wife, Martha Esther, née Adcock. He was educated privately and (from 1884 to 1886) at ...