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Harris, (Frederick) Leverton (1864–1926), politician and art collector, the eldest son of Frederick William Harris (1833–1917), shipowner of Norwood, London, and his wife, Elizabeth Rachel, daughter of Peter Macleod Wylie, was born at Norwood on 17 December 1864. His family were of Quaker background. The traveller ...

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Sams, Joseph (1784–1860), bookseller and dealer in antiquities, was born on 26 February 1784 at Wellington, Somerset, the son of Joseph Sams and his wife, Esther, both members of the Society of Friends. He was educated at Ackworth School, Yorkshire, from 1794 to 1798, and was a teacher there from 1804 to 1810. He married at ...

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Sutherland [married name Denman], Helen Christian (1881–1965), collector and patron of the arts, was born on 24 February 1881 at 167 Cromwell Road, Kensington, London, the eldest of three children and the only daughter of Sir Thomas Sutherland (1834–1922), shipowner and Liberal Unionist MP for ...

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Vaughan, Henry (1809–1899), art collector, son of George Vaughan and his wife, Elizabeth Andrews, was born into a Quaker family on 17 April 1809 in Southwark, London, where his father carried on a successful business as a hat manufacturer. He was privately educated at ...