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Abercrombie, Lascelles (1881–1938), poet and literary critic, was born at Manor House, Ashton upon Mersey, Cheshire, on 9 January 1881, the sixth son, and the tenth of eleven children (two of whom died in childhood), of William Abercrombie (1838–1908), stockbroker, of Ashton upon Mersey...

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Alexander, Louis George (1932–2002), language teacher and author, was born Elias George Ftyaras on 15 January 1932 at 116 Sutherland Avenue, Maida Vale, London, the son of George Elias Ftyaras (b. c.1909), a Greek doctor who settled permanently in England, and his wife, ...

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Alexander, Peter (1893–1969), literary editor and scholar, was born on 19 September 1893, at 3 Great George Street, Hillhead, Glasgow, the only son of Robert Alexander (1844–1900) of Glasgow, schoolmaster and later head teacher, and Christina Cameron McDonald Munn (1863–1949), schoolmistress. After his father's death in 1900 ...

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Allen, Walter Ernest (1911–1995), novelist and literary scholar, was born on 23 February 1911 at Aston, Birmingham, the youngest of the four children, all sons, of Charles Henry Allen (fl. 1870–1950), silversmith's designer, and his wife, Annie Maria Thomas. His father's family came from the ...

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Alston, Robin Carfrae (1933–2011), bibliographer and publisher, was born on 29 January 1933 in Maraval, Trinidad, the second son of Wilfred Louis Alston (1900–1993), businessman, and his wife, Margaret Louise, née MacKenzie (1900–1975). His father had also been born in Trinidad, and his mother in ...

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Francis Espinasse

revised by Douglas Brown

Anderson, Robert (1749–1830), literary scholar and biographer, was born on 7 January 1749 at Carnwath in Lanarkshire, the son of William Anderson (1718/19–1759), a feuar, or copyholder, and his wife, Margaret Melrose (1720/21–1797). On the death of his father the family was left in straitened circumstances, but ...

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Dame Cicily Isabel Andrews [Rebecca West] (1892–1983) by Wyndham Lewis, 1932 © Estate of Mrs G. A. Wyndham Lewis / National Portrait Gallery, London

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Andrews [née Fairfield], Dame Cicily Isabel [pseud. Rebecca West] (1892–1983), writer, critic, and journalist, was born on 21 December 1892 at 28 Burlington Road, Westbourne Park, London, the youngest of three children (all daughters) of Charles Fairfield (1843–1906) and his wife, ...

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Arber, Edward (1836–1912), literary scholar, was born on 4 December 1836 at 29 George Street, Hanover Square, London, the youngest of five children of Thomas Arber, architect, and his wife, Eleanor (née Newell). He was educated first in London, then at the ...

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Thomas Arnold (1823–1900) by unknown photographer © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Arnold, Thomas (1823–1900), literary scholar and teacher, was born on 30 November 1823 at Laleham, Middlesex, the third of the nine surviving children of Dr Thomas Arnold (1795–1842), schoolmaster and clergyman, and his wife, Mary, née Penrose (1791–1873), youngest daughter of the Revd John Penrose...

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Atkyns, Richard (1615–1677), army officer and writer on printing, was the only child of Richard Atkyns (1584–1636/7) of Tuffley, Gloucestershire, and his wife, Mary, second daughter of Sir Edwin Sandys, of Latimer, Buckinghamshire, and his wife, Lady Elizabeth Sandys, of The Vyne, Hampshire...

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Austin, Lloyd James (1915–1994), scholar of French literature, was born on 4 November 1915 in Melbourne, Australia, the third of four children (all sons) of J. W. A. Austin and his wife, née J. E. Tymms. He grew up in Melbourne and was educated at ...

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W. P. Courtney

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Badcock, Samuel (1747–1788), theologian and writer on literature, was born at South Molton, Devon, on 23 February 1747, the son of a butcher. His mother's maiden name was Plake. His parents were dissenters and he was educated at a dissenting academy at Ottery St Mary...

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Algernon Cecil

revised by Annette Peach

Bailey, John Cann (1864–1931), writer on literature, the third son of Elijah Crosier Bailey, solicitor and clerk of the peace for Norwich, and his wife, Jane Sarah, daughter of William Robert Cann, of Cavick House, Wymondham, Norfolk, was born at Cavick House on 10 January 1864. He was educated at ...

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Barker, Edmund Henry (1788–1839), classical scholar and editor, was born at Hollym vicarage, in the East Riding of Yorkshire, on 22 December 1788, the eldest son of Robert Barker (1750–1816), vicar of Hollym-with-Withernsea, and his wife, Ann, née Atkinson (d. 1829). After receiving his schooling at ...

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Arthur H. Grant

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Barlow, Henry Clark (1806–1876), literary scholar, was born in Churchyard Row, Newington Butts, Surrey, on 12 May 1806, the only child of Henry Barlow (1783–1858), revenue officer, and Sophia, née Clark (d. 1864), youngest daughter of Thomas Clark, solicitor. Barlow was educated at ...

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Leslie Stephen

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Baron, Richard (d. 1768), literary editor and political writer, was born at Leeds, and educated at Glasgow University between October 1737 and May 1740. He left with a testimonial signed by Francis Hutcheson and Robert Simpson. Baron became a friend of Thomas Gordon...

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Barton [née Roesen; other married name Righter], (Barbara) Anne (1933–2013), literary scholar and critic, was born in Scarsdale, New York, on 9 May 1933, the only child of Oscar Charles Roesen (1888–1951), a wealthy engineer and inventor, and his wife, Blanche Godfrey, ...