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Leslie Stephen

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Dymond, Jonathan (1796–1828), Quaker moralist and peace advocate, was born on 19 December 1796 at Bridge House, Bridge Street, Exeter, the fifth child of the five sons and two daughters of John Dymond (1761–1838) and his wife, Olive Hitchcock (1761–1840). His family belonged to the ...

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Grubb, Edward (1854–1939), pacifist and social reformer, was born on 19 October 1854 at Sudbury, Suffolk, the fourth of five children of Jonathan Grubb (1808–1894), banker and Quaker minister, and his second wife, Elizabeth Burlingham (1813–1893). The father was of Irish descent but lived his adult life in ...

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Lonsdale [née Yardley], Dame Kathleen (1903–1971), crystallographer and pacifist, was born Kathleen Yardley in Newbridge, Ireland, on 28 January 1903, the youngest child of Harry Frederick Yardley (d. 1923), the local postmaster, and his wife, Jessie Cameron. In 1908 Kathleen's mother, who had been brought up in ...

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Priestman, John (1805–1866), manufacturer of worsted goods and peace campaigner, son of Joshua and Hannah Priestman, was born at Thornton, near Pickering, Yorkshire, where his ancestors had lived for more than 200 years. He is believed to have been educated at the Society of Friends'...

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Raistrick, Arthur (1896–1991), industrial archaeologist and pacifist, was born in Saltaire, Yorkshire, on 16 August 1896, the son of George Raistrick, engineer, and his wife, Minnie, née Bell. This model industrial village had been built by manufacturer Titus Salt, in whose mill Arthur Raistrick's...

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Arthur Raistrick (1896–1991) by W. R. Mitchell © W. R. Mitchell MBE

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Richardson, Lewis Fry (1881–1953), mathematician and pacifist, was born on 11 October 1881 at The Gables, Elswick Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, the youngest of the seven children of David Richardson (1835–1913) and his wife, Catherine (1838–1919), daughter of Robert and Jane Fry of ...

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Lewis Fry Richardson (1881–1953) by Walter Stoneman, 1931 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Salter [née Brown], Ada (1866–1942), socialist and pacifist, was born on 20 July 1866 at Raunds, Northamptonshire, the second daughter of the three daughters and a son of Samuel Brown, a farmer, and his wife, Sarah Ekins, both of them Wesleyan Methodists. In her late twenties she left her comfortable home to join the ...

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Joseph Edward Southall (1861–1944) self-portrait, 1911 [left, with Anna Elizabeth Southall] © estate of Joseph Edward Southall / National Portrait Gallery, London

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Southall, Joseph Edward (1861–1944), painter and pacifist, was born on 23 August 1861 in Albert Street, Nottingham, the son of Joseph Sturge Southall (1835–1862), grocer, and Elizabeth Maria Baker (1833–1922). His parents, both Quakers, had married the previous year. When his father died in September 1862, his mother took him to ...