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H. R. Tedder

revised by C. M. Fraser

Adamson, John (1787–1855), antiquary and Portuguese scholar, the last surviving son of Lieutenant Cuthbert Adamson RN and his second wife, Mary Huthwaite, was born on 13 September 1787 at his father's house in Gateshead. After education at the Royal Grammar School, Newcastle upon Tyne...

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Bell, Aubrey FitzGerald (1881–1950), Portuguese and Spanish scholar, was born on 20 August 1881 at the vicarage of Muncaster, Ravenglass, Cumberland, the son of the Revd Henry Bell (1838–1919), rural dean of Gosforth and subsequently canon of Carlisle Cathedral, and his wife, Katherine...

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Bowle, John (1725–1788), literary editor, was born on 15 October 1725 at Idmiston, near Salisbury, Wiltshire, the eldest of the four children of John Bowle (c.1700–1743), gentleman, and his wife, Sarah (1700–1785), daughter of the Revd Thomas Westley, rector of Brockley, Somerset...

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Angela Brazil (1868–1947) by Lafayette, c. 1934 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Brazil, Angela (1868–1947), children's writer, was born at 1 West Cliff, Preston, Lancashire, on 30 November 1868, the younger daughter and fourth child of Clarence Brazil (1831–1899) and his wife, Angelica McKinnell (1835/6–1915). The Brazils were of Irish descent and Angela was proud of her ‘Celtic’ ancestry, but with her dark hair and eyes she resembled in appearance her half-Spanish mother. ...

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Edward FitzGerald Brenan (1894–1987) by Dora Carrington, 1921 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Brenan, Edward FitzGerald [Gerald] (1894–1987), writer and Hispanic scholar, was born on 7 April 1894 at Sliema, Malta, the elder son (there were no daughters) of Hugh Brenan, subaltern in the Royal Irish Rifles, and his wife, Helen, daughter of Sir Ogilvie Graham...

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Thomas Seccombe

revised by R. W. Truman

Burke, Ulick Ralph (1845–1895), Spanish scholar, eldest son of Charles Granby Burke (b. 1814), of St Philip's, Milltown, co. Dublin, master of the court of common pleas in Ireland (1852–82), and his first wife, Emma Jane (d. 1869), daughter of Ralph Creyke...

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Calvert, Albert Frederick (1872?–1946), traveller and author, was the son of John Frederick (Fred) Calvert, a mining engineer, and his wife, Grace Easley. There is doubt about the date and place of his birth. Some sources make him Australian, born in New South Wales...

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Chorley, John Rutter (1806–1867), scholar of Spanish literature and poet, was born on 31 July 1806 at Blackley Hurst, near Billinge, Lancashire, the third of the four children of John Chorley (1771–1816), iron worker and lock maker, and his wife, Jane, née Wilkinson (1779–1851)...

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Churton, Edward (1800–1874), theologian and Spanish scholar, was born on 10 February 1800 at Middleton Cheney, Northamptonshire, the second son of Ralph Churton (1754–1831), archdeacon of St David's, and his wife, Mary (1770–1829), the daughter of Richard Calcot, of Steane, Northamptonshire. William Churton...

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Clarke, Henry Butler (1863–1904), historian of Spain, born on 9 November 1863 at Marchington, Staffordshire, of which parish his father was incumbent, was the elder son of Henry Clarke (d. 1884) and his wife, Helen, daughter of John Leech of Etwall, near ...

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Close, Anthony John (1937–2010), Spanish scholar, was born on 12 February 1937 in Shanghai, China, the eldest son of Reginald Arthur Close (1909–1996), schoolmaster, linguist, and later a senior staff member of the British Council, and his wife, Eleanor Maude, née Darroch (1909–2000)...

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Entwistle, William James (1895–1952), Spanish scholar, was born on 7 December 1895 at Cheng Yang Kuan, the eldest of the four children of William Edmund Entwistle and his wife, Jessie Ann Buchan, both missionaries in China. Entwistle was taught by his father and at the ...

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William James Entwistle (1895–1952) by Elliott & Fry © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Gili, John Louis (1907–1998), bookseller, publisher, and Catalan scholar, was born Joan Lluís Gili i Serra on 10 February 1907 in Barcelona, the son of Lluís Gili Roig (1882–1957), bookseller and publisher, and his wife, Victoria Serra Sunyol. He was thus a scion of a publishing house founded by ...

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Grant [née Newsome], Helen Frances (1903–1992), Spanish scholar, was born at Pill St George, Long Ashton, Somerset, on 26 December 1903, the daughter of Herbert Newsome, medical practitioner, and his wife, Christine Marguerite, née Gibbs. She attended a private school in Clifton...

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Hamilton [née Nanco], Marguerite Alberta Cora [Rita] (1907–1982), Hispanic scholar, was born of Anglo-French parentage in Port of Spain, Trinidad, on 11 June 1907. Her father, Robert John Nanco, was a barrister. She was educated in Trinidad to school certificate level; she then became a boarder at ...

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Hartley [married names Gallichan; Lewis], Catherine Gasquoine (1866/7–1928), author and art historian, was born in Antananarivo, Madagascar, the second of the two daughters of Richard Griffiths Hartley (c.1837–1870), missionary, and his wife, Catherine, née Gasquoine (bap. 1829). Both parents were from wealthy ...

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Hutchinson, Marjorie Eileen Henrietta Grice- [married name Marjorie Eileen Henrietta von Schlippenbach], Baroness von Schlippenbach (1909–2003), historian of economic thought and Hispanist, was born on 26 May 1909 at The Lodge, Silverdale Road, Eastbourne, Sussex, the only child of George William Grice-Hutchinson (1877–1959)...