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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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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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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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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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Lucena, Lorenzo (1807–1881), Roman Catholic and Church of England priest, translator, and Hispanic scholar, was born Lorenzo de Santa María Lucena y Pedrosa on 25 March 1807, at Aguilar de la Frontera, Córdoba, Spain, the sixth and youngest child of José Lucena Raya...

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Lyde, Lionel William (1863–1947), geographer, was born on 28 March 1863 at the vicarage, Wigton, Cumberland, the eldest son of William Lyde (1829/30–1914), vicar of Wigton, and his wife, Elizabeth Emily Hart, née Chamberlain (1841/2–1874). He was educated at Sedbergh School, and at ...

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MacColl, Norman (1843–1904), journal editor and Spanish scholar, was born on 31 August 1843 at 28 Ann Street, Corstorphine, Edinburgh, the only child of Alexander Stewart MacColl and his wife, Eliza Fulford of Crediton. His grandfather, Donald MacColl, was an Episcopalian clergyman who later became factor to the ...

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McClelland, Ivy Lilian (1908–2006), scholar of Spanish literature, was born on 18 May 1908 at 64 Sheil Road, West Derby, Liverpool, the only daughter and elder child of William Henry McClelland, insurance agent, and his wife, Selina, née Foxall. With her brother, Leslie (...

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Peers, Edgar Allison (1891–1952), Hispanic scholar and educationist, was born at Leighton Buzzard on 7 May 1891, the only son and elder child of John Thomas Peers (1860–1944), civil servant, and his wife, Jessie Dale (1865–1951), daughter of Charles Allison. In the years 1892 to 1903 his father made frequent moves, and ...

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Rivers, Julian Alfred Lane Fox Pitt- (1919–2001), social anthropologist and Hispanist, was born on 16 March 1919 at 41 Hans Place, Chelsea, London, the second son of George Henry Lane Fox Pitt-Rivers (1890–1966), landowner and anthropologist, and his first wife, the Hon. Emily Rachel Forster...

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Julian Alfred Lane Fox Pitt- Rivers (1919–2001) by unknown photographer private collection

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Sloman, Sir Albert Edward (1921–2012), Hispanic scholar and university administrator, was born on 14 February 1921 at Canworthy, Warbstow, Launceston, Cornwall, the youngest child in the family of three sons and one daughter of Albert Sloman (1887–1969), farmer, and his wife, Lily Fanny, ...

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Sir Albert Edward Sloman (1921–2012) by David Poole, c.1962 © David Poole PPRP ARCA; courtesy of the University of Essex

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Andrew Clark

revised by John D. Haigh

Webster, Wentworth (1829–1907), Basque scholar and folklorist, was born at Uxbridge, Middlesex, the eldest son of Charles Webster. Owing to delicate health he had no regular schooling, but he was a hard-working boy with a retentive memory, and was a well-informed student when he was admitted commoner of ...

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Wilson, Edward Meryon (1906–1977), Spanish scholar, was born on 14 May 1906 at Elmhurst, Kendal, Westmorland, the second of three sons of Norman Foster Wilson (1869–1948), civil engineer, and his wife, Henrietta Gwendolen Meryon, née Harris (b. 1876). His elder brother, Gilbert (1899–1987)...