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Francis, Sir Frank Chalton (1901–1988), museum director and librarian, was born on 5 October 1901 in Liverpool, the only child of Frank William Francis, provision broker, who died in 1914, and his wife, Elizabeth Chalton, furrier; both parents were from Liverpool. He was educated at the ...

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Sir Frederic George Kenyon (1863–1952) by Walter Stoneman, 1919 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Kenyon, Sir Frederic George (1863–1952), Greek and biblical scholar and museum director, was born on 15 January 1863, the seventh son and the eleventh of the fifteen children (eleven boys, four girls) of John Robert Kenyon (1807–1880) of Pradoe, Shropshire, grandson of the ...

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Smith, Sir Cecil Harcourt- (1859–1944), archaeologist and museum director, was born at Staines, Middlesex, on 11 September 1859, the second son of William Smith, solicitor, and his wife, Harriet, daughter of Frederic Harcourt, of Ipswich. He was a scholar of Winchester College (1873–8), but did not proceed to a university, and in 1879 he joined the department of Greek and Roman antiquities in the ...

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Willett, Frank (1925–2006), museum director, archaeologist, and art historian, was born on 18 August 1925 at 60 Clarendon Street, Bolton, Lancashire, the only child of Thomas Willett (d. 1965), car salesman and later printer, and his wife, Frances, née Latham. He was educated at ...