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Curtis, Lionel George (1872–1955), writer and public servant, was born at The Outwoods, near Derby, on 7 March 1872, the youngest of four children of the Revd George James Curtis (d. 1904), rector of Coddington church, Ledbury, Herefordshire, and his wife, Frances (...

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Hayter, Alethea Catharine (1911–2006), writer and British Council official, was born in Cairo, Egypt, on 7 November 1911, the youngest of the three children of Sir William Goodenough Hayter (1869–1924), a judge in the Anglo-Egyptian service and legal adviser to the Egyptian government, and his wife, ...

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Howard, Henry, earl of Northampton (1540–1614), courtier, administrator, and author, was born on 24 February 1540 at Shottesham, Norfolk, the second son of Henry Howard, styled earl of Surrey (1516/17–1547), poet and courtier, and his wife, Lady Frances de Vere (1517–1577), daughter of ...

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Olivier, Sydney Haldane, Baron Olivier (1859–1943), civil servant, politician, and author, was born at Colchester on 16 April 1859, the second son and the sixth of the ten children of Henry Arnold Olivier (d. 1912), then curate of All Saints, Colchester, and his wife, ...

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White, (William) Hale [pseud. Mark Rutherford] (1831–1913), writer and civil servant, was born on 22 December 1831 in High Street, Bedford, the eldest son of William White (1807–1882), radical nonconformist bookseller and pamphleteer, later principal door-keeper of the House of Commons, and his wife, ...