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C. W. Sutton

revised by Frank Foden

Booth, James (1806–1878), mathematician and educationist, was born on 25 August 1806, the first of the three children of John and Ellen Booth of Lavagh, co. Leitrim. The Booths owned a small property and belonged to the Church of Ireland community of Annaduff parish...

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Sir John William Dawson (1820–1899) by unknown engraver, pubd 1886 (after Notman & Sandham) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Dawson, Sir John William (1820–1899), geologist and educationist, was born on 13 October 1820 in Pictou, Nova Scotia, the elder of the two sons of James Dawson (1789–1858?), then a merchant and later a bookseller, and Mary Rankine of Stirlingshire. Mary, whose parents had died when she was young, was raised by relatives in ...

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Dyer, Henry (1848–1918), engineer and educationist, was born on 16 August 1848 at Muirmaden in the parish of Bothwell, Lanarkshire, the son of John Dyer, a foundry labourer born in co. Cork, and Margaret Morton. Dyer attended evening classes at Anderson's University (later Anderson's College), Glasgow...

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Gloag, James (bap. 1795, d. 1870), teacher of mathematics and educationist, was baptized on 5 October 1795 at Gretna, Dumfriesshire, the second of six children of Andrew Gloag (b. 1761), a cotton hand-loom weaver at Rigg in that parish, and his wife, ...

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Leonard Horner (1785–1864) by unknown artist Heriot-Watt University Archive

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Horner, Leonard (1785–1864), factory inspector, geologist, and educationist, was born on 17 January 1785 at St George's Square, Edinburgh, the third and youngest son of John Horner (d. 1829), a wealthy whig linen merchant, and his wife, Joanna, née Baillie. In his youth his circle of acquaintances included ...

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Jeffery, George Barker (1891–1957), mathematician and educationist, was born in Lambeth, London on 9 May 1891, the son of George Jeffery, corresponding clerk, and his wife, Elizabeth McDonald McKenzie. He was educated at Strand School, King's College, London, and Wilson's Grammar School, Camberwell...

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J. T. Gilbert

revised by W. H. Brock

Kane, Sir Robert John (1809–1890), chemist and educationist, was born at 48 Henry Street, Dublin, on 24 September 1809, the son of John Kane, a manufacturing chemist. He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin (1828–35), and studied medical and practical science in both ...

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Muir, Sir Thomas (1844–1934), mathematician and educationist, was born on 25 August 1844 in Biggar, near Lanark, Scotland, the son of George Muir, railway superintendent, and his wife, Mary Brown. The family moved away from Biggar, and he was sent to Wishaw public school...

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Russell, William James (1830–1909), chemist and educationist, was born on 20 May 1830 at Gloucester, the third child of Thomas Pougher Russell (1775–1851), a banker at Gloucester, and his wife, Mary (1790–1877), fourth daughter of Colonel James Skey and his second wife, Eleanor...

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Williams [née Larby], Elizabeth [formerly Emily May] (1895–1986), mathematician and educationist, was born at 255 Wellington Buildings, Pimlico, London, on 29 January 1895, the second of four children of Ben Larby, a police constable, and his wife, Emily Elizabeth (née...