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P. B. Ballard

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Adams, Sir John (1857–1934), educationist, was born at Glasgow on 2 July 1857, the third son of Charles Adams, a master blacksmith in the Trongate, Glasgow, and his wife, Barbara McCallum. After attending St David's School he became a pupil teacher at Old Wynd School (later Oatlands School)...

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Aggrey, James Emman Kwegyir (1875–1927), pastor and educationist, was born at Anomabu, Gold Coast, on 18 October 1875, the son of Kodwo Kwegyir Aggrey, a gold assayer and official at the court of the Fanti chiefdom of Anomabu, and his wife, Abena Andua...

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Alexander, William Picken, Baron Alexander of Potterhill (1905–1993), educationist, was born on 13 December 1905 at 27 Caledonia Street, Paisley, the younger son of Thomas Alexander, then manager of a firewood factory, later director of a sports goods manufacturer, and his wife, Joan, ...

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John Willoughby Tarleton Allen (1904–1979) by unknown photographer, c.1950 by kind permission of Hubert J. B. Allen

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Allen, John Willoughby Tarleton (1904–1979), colonial administrator and Swahili scholar, was born at Chalfont St Peter, Buckinghamshire, on 14 November 1904, the second child and only son of the vicar, the Revd Roland Allen (1868–1947), writer and theologian, and his wife, Mary Beatrice, ...

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Althans, (Andrew) Henry (1784–1855), educationist, was born on 22 October 1784 at Whitechapel in the East End of London. He was the eldest son of Frederick Charles Althans, a corn factor, and his second wife, Margaretta Magdalen Jasper (1752–1789), who was partly of German origin. His mother's piety was commemorated by the posthumous publication of her papers, ...

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Alexander Gordon

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Angus, Joseph (1816–1902), Baptist minister and educationist, was born on 16 January 1816 at Bolam, Northumberland, the only son of John Angus, a farmer and later a leather merchant, and his wife, Elizabeth Wanless. His first schooling was at the free grammar school, Newcastle...

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Appleton [married name Lachlan], Elizabeth (c. 1790–1849), educationist and author, was the fourth, but third living, child of a large, impecunious family. Her mother, the eldest daughter of a respectable Warwick family, married her father in Worcester in 1785 or 1788 and lived in ...

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Backhouse, Margaret Ann (1887–1977), educationist and humanitarian activist, was born at The Grange, Hurworth, near Darlington, co. Durham, on 4 May 1887, the youngest but one of ten children of James Edward Backhouse (1845–1897) and his wife, Elizabeth Barclay Fowler (1849–1911). Her father was a partner in ...

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Baines, Sir Edward (1800–1890), journalist, politician, and educationist, was born in Leeds on 28 May 1800, the second son of Edward Baines (1774–1848), editor of the Leeds Mercury, and his wife, Charlotte, daughter of Matthew Talbot, a Leeds currier. Matthew Talbot Baines and ...

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Ballard, Philip Boswood (1865–1950), educationist, was born on 13 February 1865 at Tŷ Gwyn, Maesteg, Glamorgan, the second of four children of Evan Ballard, grocer, draper, and later manager of a tinplate works, and his wife, Mary, daughter of Philip Cook, a local doctor. Between the ages of five and seventeen, he attended the local British elementary school in ...

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Bantock, Geoffrey Herman (1914–1997), educationist, was born at 22 Layton Avenue, Blackpool, on 12 October 1914, the only child of Herman Sutherland Bantock (1874–1965), musician, and his first wife, Annie, née Bailey (1885–1936). His father, a viola player, was a cousin of the composer ...

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Barry, Alfred (1826–1910), Anglican bishop of Sydney and educationist, was born at Ely Place, Holborn, London, on 15 January 1826, the second son of Sir Charles Barry (1795–1860), architect, whose Life and Works he published in 1867, and elder brother of Edward Middleton Barry...

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Batten, Edith Mary [Mollie] (1905–1985), welfare worker and educationist, was born in London on 8 February 1905, the third of the four children and elder daughter of Charles William Batten, general draper, of High Street, Wandsworth, London, and his wife, Edith Wallis, daughter of ...

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Beard, John Relly (1800–1876), Unitarian minister and educationist, was born on 4 August 1800 at 24 Charlotte Row, Landport, Portsmouth, the eldest of the nine children of John Beard (1775–1831) and his wife, Ann Paine (1777/8–1864). His father was a small tradesman and the family lived in comparative poverty. This, combined with his father's religious evolution out of a rigid Calvinism, helped to make ...

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Andrew Bell (1753–1832) by Charles Turner, pubd 1825 (after William Owen) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Bell, Andrew (1753–1832), Church of England clergyman and educationist, was born on 27 March 1753 in South Street, St Andrews, the second son of baillie Alexander Bell (d. 1789) and his wife, Margaret Robertson. His father, who was talented and well-educated, figured prominently in the community; by trade a wig-maker, he was also assistant at ...

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Beloe, Robert (1905–1984), educationist, was born in Winchester on 12 May 1905, the eldest of the four sons (there were no daughters) of the Revd Robert Douglas Beloe (1868–1931), headmaster of Bradfield College, Berkshire, and his wife, (Margaret) Clarissa, the daughter of the ...

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Benn, John Meriton (1908–1992), educationist and civil servant, was born on 16 July 1908 at 231 Manchester Road, Burnley, Lancashire, the third of the five children of Ernest Benn (1871–1935), leather merchant, and his wife, (Emily) Louise, née Hey (1879–1957). John Benn was educated at ...

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Ada Benson (1840–1882) by unknown artist from the archives of Bedford High School; reproduced with permission