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Winstedt, Sir Richard Olaf (1878–1966), civil servant and Malay scholar, was born in North Parade, Oxford, on 2 August 1878, one of at least two sons of a naturalized Swede, Isaac Olof Winstedt, tailor and outfitter, and his wife, Sarah Mary Castell, who belonged to an old-established ...

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Sir Richard Olof Winstedt (1878–1966) by Dora Gordine, c. 1930 courtesy of the Royal Asiatic Society, London / Photograph Graeme Gardiner