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William Thomas Beckford (1760–1844) by George Romney, 1781–2 National Trust Photographic Library / John Hammond

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Beckford, William Thomas (1760–1844), writer and art collector, was born on 29 September 1760 at one of his father's houses, in Westminster or Fonthill, Wiltshire, and baptized at Fonthill on 6 January 1761, the only legitimate son of William Beckford (bap. 1709, d. 1770)...

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Reitlinger, Gerald Roberts (1900–1978), writer and art collector, was born at 33 Fitzjohn's Avenue, Hampstead, London, on 2 March 1900, the third son of Albert Reitlinger, merchant and banker, and his wife, Emma Brunner. One of his brothers, Henry Scipio, was educated at ...

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Stuart, Charles [called Hindoo Stuart] (1757/8–1828), art collector and author, was born in Galway, Ireland, and was reputedly the son of Thomas Smyth (d. 1785), MP for Limerick (1776–85). Stuart's will indicates that he had siblings, Eliza, John, and Thomas Stuart...