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Alfred Hyman Louis (1829–1915) by Histed © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Louis, Alfred Hyman (1829–1915), scholar and visionary vagrant, was born in 1829 in Birmingham, the eldest son of Hyman Tobias (or Tobar) Louis, a well-to-do merchant, and his wife, Maria. At fifteen he entered King Edward's School, Birmingham, where he began long friendships with ...

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Joseph Wolff (1795–1862) by unknown artist His Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury / The Church Commissioners for England; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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E. I. Carlyle

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Wolff, Joseph (1795–1862), missionary and traveller, son of David Levi, rabbi, and his wife, Sarah, daughter of Isaac Lipchowitz of Bretzfeld, was born at Weilersbach, near Forchheim and Bamberg, in Franconia. Given the name Wolff at his circumcision eight days after his birth, he took the forename ...