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Acworth, Angus Whiteford (1898–1981), financier and conservationist  

Simon Swynfen Jervis

Acworth, Angus Whiteford (1898–1981), financier and conservationist, was born on 20 October 1898 at Braeside, Shoot Up Hill, Cricklewood, London, the only son and second of the four children of Joseph John Acworth (1853–1927), businessman, and his wife, Marion Whiteford, née Stevenson (1870–1964)...

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Baker, Richard Edward St Barbe (1889–1982), conservationist  

Richard Burleigh

Baker, Richard Edward St Barbe (1889–1982), conservationist, was born on 9 October 1889 at West End, near Southampton, the eldest of five children of John Richard St Barbe Baker, horticulturist, and his wife, Charlotte, née Purrott. His father grew trees for a living on his own land and from his earliest days ...

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Muir, John (1838–1914)  

Maker: Orlando Rouland

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John Muir (1838–1914) by Orlando Rouland National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

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Muir, John (1838–1914), naturalist and conservationist  

Dennis R. Dean

Muir, John (1838–1914), naturalist and conservationist, was born in Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland, on 21 April 1838 to Daniel Muir (1804–1885) and his second wife, Anne Gilrye Muir (1813–1896). John was the third child (of eight) and first son of this deeply religious, poorly educated shopkeeper and grain dealer of longtime Scottish descent. ...

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Murrell, Hilda (1906–1984)  

Maker: unknown photographer

Hilda Murrell (1906–1984) by unknown photographer, c. 1980 © reserved; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Murrell, Hilda (1906–1984), environmentalist and peace campaigner  

Sybil Oldfield

Murrell, Hilda (1906–1984), environmentalist and peace campaigner, was born on 3 February 1906 at Shrewsbury, the elder daughter of Owen Charles Murrell, nurseryman, and his wife, Lily Maria Lowe. She was educated at Shrewsbury High School for Girls (1918–23), winning a scholarship to ...

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Trevelyan, George Macaulay (1876–1962)  

Maker: Edmund H. Nelson

George Macaulay Trevelyan (1876–1962) by Edmund H. Nelson, 1946 © reserved; The Master and Fellows, Trinity College, Cambridge

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Trevelyan, George Macaulay (1876–1962), historian, public educator, and conservationist  

David Cannadine

Trevelyan, George Macaulay (1876–1962), historian, public educator, and conservationist, was born on 16 February 1876, at Welcombe, near Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire, the youngest of the three sons of Sir George Otto Trevelyan, second baronet (1838–1928), who was a historian, landowner, Liberal MP, and ...