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Freeling, Sir Francis, first baronet (1764–1836), postal administrator and book collector, was born at 24 Redcliffe Hill, Bristol, on 25 August 1764, the son of a journeyman sugar baker. Freeling began his career in the Bristol post office, where he witnessed the successful trial, in 1784, of ...

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Libri, Guglielmo [Count Guglielmo Bruto Icilio Timoleone Libri-Carrucci dalla Sommaia] (1802–1869), scientist, book collector, and thief, was born on 2 January 1802 (or possibly 1803) in Florence, the son of Count Giorgio Libri-Carrucci dalla Sommaia (1781–1836) and Rosa del Rosso (c.1783–1849)...

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Lindsay, James Ludovic, twenty-sixth earl of Crawford and ninth earl of Balcarres (1847–1913), astronomer and book collector, the only son of Alexander William Crawford Lindsay, twenty-fifth earl of Crawford and eighth earl of Balcarres (1812–1880), and his wife, Margaret, the eldest daughter of ...