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


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, ...


Lambert, Harold Ernest (1893–1967), Swahili scholar and ethnographer, was born on 4 September 1893 at Pield Heath, Hillingdon, Middlesex, the second of three sons of George Lambert (1863–1915), gardener, and Amy Hearn (1868/9–1937), both of Hillingdon. Lambert attended Bournemouth School from 1905 to 1912 when he was admitted to ...


Taylor, William Ernest (1856–1927), Swahili scholar and missionary, was born on 25 January 1856 at 26 The Cross, St Nicholas, Worcester, the eldest child in the family of at least four sons and two daughters of Samuel Taylor (1822–1884), perfumer, and his wife, ...