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Samuel Buck (1696–1779) by Richard Houston, pubd 1774 (after Joseph Highmore) [Buck brothers [left to right]: and Nathaniel Buck (1724-1759)] © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Buck, Samuel (1696–1779), topographical draughtsman, engraver, and print publisher, is usually said to have been born in Richmond, Yorkshire, though firm evidence of his birth place is lacking. Hauxwell, 4½ miles south of Richmond, has also been suggested. His father was living near ...

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Glover, Stephen (bap. 1794, d. 1870), publisher and topographer, was baptized on 20 February 1794 at Long Clawson, Leicestershire, the son of William and Jane Glover. He moved to Derby as a young man and was apprenticed for five years to an iron-founder, ...

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Harrod, William (bap. 1753, d. 1819), topographer and printer, was baptized on 15 February 1753 at Market Harborough, Leicestershire, the eldest of five children of William Harrod (bap. 1730, d. 1805) and his wife, Deborah (c.1723–1806). His father was a printer and bookseller who served as master of ...

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Heath, Charles (1761–1830), topographical printer, was a native of Hurcott, near Kidderminster, Worcestershire, where his father owned extensive paper mills. He was educated in a school at Hartlebury in Worcestershire and served an apprenticeship as a printer in Nottingham. In 1791 he set up his own press at ...

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(Alexander) Keith Johnston the younger (1844–1879) by unknown engraver, pubd 1879 (after C. Henwood) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Johnston, (Alexander) Keith, the younger (1844–1879), geographer and map publisher, was the only son of (Alexander) Keith Johnston, the elder (1804–1871), and Margaret, daughter of Robert Gray of Edinburgh. He was born in Edinburgh on 24 November 1844, was educated at the Edinburgh Institution...

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John Ogilby (1600–1676) by William Faithorne the elder, pubd 1654 (after Sir Peter Lely) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Ogilby, John (1600–1676), publisher and geographer, was born on 17 November 1600 at 'Kellemeane', near Dundee, Forfarshire. Nothing is known either of his parents or of his early education, and even the date of his birth is known only from later statements by ...

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Rudder, Samuel (bap. 1726, d. 1801), topographer and printer, was baptized on 5 December 1726 at Uley, Gloucestershire, the son of Roger Rudder (c.1687–1771), a shopkeeper and pig-killer, and his wife, Lydia Hillier. Nothing is known of his youth or of his education, which his accomplishments suggest was at a grammar school. He was in business at ...