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Thomas Britton (1644–1714) by John Wollaston, 1703 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Britton, Thomas (1644–1714), concert promoter, book collector, and coal merchant, was born on 14 January 1644 at Rushden near Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire. He migrated to London where he apprenticed himself to a ‘small-coal’ (slack-coal, or charcoal) merchant near St John the Baptist's Street...

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Brown, James Duff (1862–1914), librarian and compiler of music reference books, was born on 6 November 1862 at 3 Reid Terrace, Stockbridge, Edinburgh, the second of seven children of James Brown of St Fergus, Aberdeenshire, a bookkeeper, and his wife, Margaret Douglas of ...

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Cudworth, Cyril Leonard Elwell [Charles] (1908–1977), music librarian and musicologist, was born on 30 October 1908 at 115 Sedgwick Street, Cambridge, the son of David Charles Cudworth, policeman, and his wife, Alice Caroline Camps. He was one of at least two sons; his given name was ...

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Oliphant, Thomas (1799–1873), music editor and cataloguer, was born on 25 December 1799 at Condie, Perthshire, in the house of his father, Ebenezer Oliphant. His mother, Mary, was the third daughter of Sir William Stirling, bt, of Ardoch, Perthshire. After being educated at ...

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Squire, William Barclay (1855–1927), music librarian and scholar, was born on 16 October 1855 at Coleman Street, in the City of London, the only son (there were two daughters) of William Squire, a drug manufacturer, and Elizabeth Ogden, of an old Lancashire family. He was educated at home until being sent to the ...