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Boyd, Sir Thomas Jamieson (1818–1902), publisher and philanthropist, was born on 22 February 1818 at 16 Charlotte Street, Leith, the eldest of three sons of John Boyd, corn merchant, and his wife, Anne, daughter of Thomas Jamieson. John Boyd's brother George Boyd was a partner with ...

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Gavron, Robert [Bob], Baron Gavron (1930–2015), printer, publisher, and philanthropist, was born on 13 September 1930 at the Grosvenor Nursing Home, Fordwych Road, Hampstead, London, the elder son of Nathan, otherwise Nathaniel, Gavron (1903–1970), patent lawyer, and his wife, ...

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Greenwood, Thomas (1851–1908), promoter of public libraries and publisher, son of William and Nanny Greenwood, was born on 9 May 1851 at Mount Pleasant, Woodley, Cheshire. His father, a yeoman farmer turned millworker and an active Chartist, died when Thomas was just five months. From the age of three he attended ...

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Paul Bertrand Wolfgang Hamlyn, Baron Hamlyn (1926–2001) by Lewis Morley, 1960s © Lewis Morley, courtesy of The Akehurst Bureau; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Hamlyn [formerly Hamburger], Paul Bertrand Wolfgang, Baron Hamlyn (1926–2001), publisher, businessman, and philanthropist, was born Paul Bertrand Wolfgang Hamburger on 12 February 1926 in Berlin, the second son and youngest of the four children of Professor Richard Hamburger (1884–1940), a distinguished Jewish paediatrician, and his wife, ...

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Measom, Sir George Samuel (1818–1901), publisher and philanthropist, was born in Blackheath, Kent, on 3 December 1818, and baptized in St Alfege, Greenwich, on 12 July 1819, perhaps the eldest of the five children of Daniel Measom (b. c.1790), carver and gilder, and his wife, ...

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Waterlow, Sir Sydney Hedley, first baronet (1822–1906), printer and philanthropist, born in Crown Street, Finsbury, London, on 1 November 1822, was fourth of the five sons of James Waterlow (1790–1876) of Huntington Lodge, Peckham Road, Surrey, and his wife, Mary (d. 1872)...