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Armstrong, Sir Thomas Henry Wait (1898–1994), organist and college administrator, was born on 15 June 1898 at Peterborough, the only son of Amos Ebenezer Armstrong (1878–1950), an organist and choirmaster, and his wife, Elizabeth Annie West, née Handford (1880–1939), a former headmistress. He had two younger sisters, ...

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Burrows, Christine Mary Elizabeth (1872–1959), educationist and college head, was born at New Street, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, on 4 January 1872. She was the only and posthumous child of Henry Parker Burrows (1833–1871), a partner in Langton Burrows Breweries, Maidenhead, and his wife, ...

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A. H. Johnson

revised by Peter R. H. Slee

Burrows, Montagu (1819–1905), historian and university administrator, born at Hadley, Middlesex, on 27 October 1819, was the third son of Lieutenant-General Montagu Burrows (1775–1848) and his wife, Mary Anne Pafford, eldest daughter of Joseph Larcom, captain RN, and sister of Sir Thomas Aiskew Larcom...

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Evans, (Benjamin) Ifor, Baron Evans of Hungershall (1899–1982), literary scholar and college administrator, was born in Soho, London, on 19 August 1899, the younger son of Benjamin Evans, journeyman carpenter, and his wife, Ann Powell, both of whom came from Wales. He was educated at the ...

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Greenwood, Joseph Gouge (1821–1894), Greek scholar and university administrator, born at Petersfield, Hampshire, was the son of the Revd Joseph Greenwood (d. 1839), a Congregational minister and his wife, Maria Gouge. At the age of fourteen he was sent to University College School, London...

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W. C. D. Dampier

revised by Frank A. J. L. James

Liveing, George Downing (1827–1924), chemist, was born on 21 December 1827 at Nayland, Suffolk, the eldest son of Edward Liveing, surgeon, and his wife, Catherine, the only daughter of George Downing, of Lincoln's Inn, barrister. He entered St John's College, Cambridge, in 1847, and graduated as eleventh wrangler in the 1850 mathematical tripos. The following year he read for the natural sciences tripos, the first year of its establishment, during which he studied line spectra under ...

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Luard, Henry Richards (1825–1891), Church of England clergyman and university administrator, eldest son of Henry Luard (1792–1860), London banker, and his wife, Jane Richards, was born in London on 17 August 1825. His uncle was John Luard. He was educated at Cheam School...

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Norrington, Sir Arthur Lionel Pugh (1899–1982), publisher and university administrator, was born on 27 October 1899 at Normandy Villa, Godstone Road, Kenley, Croydon, Surrey, the only son and elder child of Arthur James Norrington, an iron merchant in the City of London, and his wife, ...

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Sibly, Sir (Thomas) Franklin (1883–1948), geologist and university administrator, was born in Bristol on 25 October 1883, the only son (there was also a daughter) of Thomas Dix Sibly, a solicitor, and his wife, Virginia, daughter of the Revd Franklin Tonkin, vicar of ...

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Sloman, Sir Albert Edward (1921–2012), Hispanic scholar and university administrator, was born on 14 February 1921 at Canworthy, Warbstow, Launceston, Cornwall, the youngest child in the family of three sons and one daughter of Albert Sloman (1887–1969), farmer, and his wife, Lily Fanny, ...

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Toynbee [née Atwood], Charlotte Maria (1841–1931), college administrator and local government official, was born on 30 March 1841 in Muswell Hill, Middlesex, the only daughter of William Atwood and his wife, Charlotte Maria, née Hodgskins, of Odiham. She had one brother. Her father was a linguist and clerk in the ...

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Walker, Richard (1679–1764), horticulturist and college administrator, was the son of Robert Walker, of Tanfield, near Ripon, Yorkshire. After school in Tanfield, he was admitted as sizar in Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1703, matriculated in 1704, and graduated BA in 1707. He obtained a fellowship in 1709, proceeded MA in 1710, and was vice-master in 1734–64. From 1744 to 1764 he was Knightbridge professor of moral philosophy. ...

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Wylie, Sir Francis James (1865–1952), university administrator, was born in Bromley, Kent, on 18 October 1865, the second son of Richard Northcote Wylie, businessman, and his wife, Charlotte Greenlaw. The Wylies had had a long connection with Russia. Wylie's father was a member of the ...