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Boyd, Sir Thomas Jamieson (1818–1902), publisher and philanthropist, was born on 22 February 1818 at 16 Charlotte Street, Leith, the eldest of three sons of John Boyd, corn merchant, and his wife, Anne, daughter of Thomas Jamieson. John Boyd's brother George Boyd was a partner with ...


Greenwood, Thomas (1851–1908), promoter of public libraries and publisher, son of William and Nanny Greenwood, was born on 9 May 1851 at Mount Pleasant, Woodley, Cheshire. His father, a yeoman farmer turned millworker and an active Chartist, died when Thomas was just five months. From the age of three he attended ...


Measom, Sir George Samuel (1818–1901), publisher and philanthropist, was born in Blackheath, Kent, on 3 December 1818, and baptized in St Alfege, Greenwich, on 12 July 1819, perhaps the eldest of the five children of Daniel Measom (b. c.1790), carver and gilder, and his wife, ...