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Blomfield [née Ryan], Sara Louisa [Sitárih Khánum] (1859–1939), Bahء‎i promoter and philanthropist  

Philip Hainsworth

Blomfield [née Ryan], Sara Louisa [Sitárih Khánum] (1859–1939), Bahء‎i promoter and philanthropist, was born in Knockaneven, near Limerick, the daughter of Matthew John Ryan. She received a convent education in England. On 21 April 1887 she married Arthur William Blomfield (1829–1899)...

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Blomfield, Sara Louisa (1859–1939)  

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Sara Louisa Blomfield (1859–1939) by unknown photographer The Bahá'í Publishing Trust

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Burnett, John (1729–1784), philanthropist  

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revised by Alexander Du Toit

Burnett, John (1729–1784), philanthropist, was born in Aberdeen, the son of a city merchant; after education in Aberdeen, Burnett himself began a career in trade in 1750, shortly after the failure of his father's business due to a fall in prices—a result of ...

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Chesterton [née Jones], Ada Elizabeth (1869–1962), journalist and philanthropist  

Mark Knight

Chesterton [née Jones], Ada Elizabeth (1869–1962), journalist and philanthropist, was born at Oxford House, Thurlow Park Road, Dulwich, London, on 30 June 1869 (her name was registered as Ada Eliza), the daughter of Frederick John Jones, a manufacturer of braces, and his wife, ...

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Fellowes, Robert (1770–1847), philanthropist  

Alexander Gordon

revised by Mark Clement

Fellowes, Robert (1770–1847), philanthropist, born on 15 May 1770 at Gay Bowers, Danbury, Essex, was the son of William Fellowes (1740–1778) and his wife, Elizabeth (d. 1772), the daughter of Samuel Harris of London, and the grandson of William Fellowes of Shottesham Hall, Norfolk...

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Jeejeebhoy, Sir Jamsetjee, first baronet (1783–1859), businessman and philanthropist  

E. J. Rapson

revised by A.-M. Misra

Jeejeebhoy, Sir Jamsetjee, first baronet (1783–1859), businessman and philanthropist, was born at Bombay on 15 July 1783. He was the son of Merwanjee Maneckjee Jeejeebhoy (d. 1799) and Jeeveebai Cowassi (d. 1799), weavers, of Nowsaree, a small town in the princely state of ...

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Jeejeebhoy, Sir Jamsetjee, first baronet (1783–1859)  

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Sir Jamsetjee Jeejeebhoy, first baronet (1783–1859) by unknown artist Oriental Club; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Petit, Sir Dinshaw Manockjee, first baronet (1823–1901), cotton merchant and philanthropist in India  

F. H. Brown

revised by A.-M. Misra

Petit, Sir Dinshaw Manockjee, first baronet (1823–1901), cotton merchant and philanthropist in India, was born at Bombay on 30 June 1823, the elder of two sons of Manockjee Nasarwanji Petit (1803–1859), a Parsi merchant, and his wife, Bai Humabai (1809–1851), daughter of J. D. ...

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Petit, Sir Dinshaw Manockjee, first baronet (1823–1901)  

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Sir Dinshaw Manockjee Petit, first baronet (1823–1901) by unknown photographer © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Saull [Saul], William Devonshire (1783–1855), radical philanthropist and geological collector  

Adrian Desmond

Saull [Saul], William Devonshire (1783–1855), radical philanthropist and geological collector, was born on 21 April 1783 at Byfield, Northamptonshire, the son of William Saul and Elizabeth Devonshire. Nothing is known of Saull's early years, except that he married nineteen-year-old Elizabeth Weedon (1789–1860) at ...

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Stephen [née Jackson], Julia Prinsep (1846–1895), celebrated beauty and philanthropist  

Jane Garnett

Stephen [née Jackson], Julia Prinsep (1846–1895), celebrated beauty and philanthropist, the second wife of Leslie Stephen (1832–1904), was born on 7 February 1846, in Calcutta, India, the youngest of the three daughters of John Jackson MD (1804–1887) and his wife, Maria (1818–1892)...

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Stephen, Julia Prinsep (1846–1895)  

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Julia Prinsep Stephen (1846–1895) by Julia Margaret Cameron, 1867 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Tata, Sir Dorabji Jamshed (1859–1932), industrial magnate and philanthropist  

R. Choksi

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Tata, Sir Dorabji Jamshed (1859–1932), industrial magnate and philanthropist, was born at Bombay on 27 August 1859, the elder son of Jamshed Nasarwanji Tata (1839–1904), pioneer of Indian industries, and his wife, Berabai (1847/8–1904), daughter of Kharsetji Daboo. The politician Shapurji Saklatvala was his first cousin. In 1875, after attending the ...

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Tata, Sir Dorabji Jamshed (1859–1932)  

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Sir Dorabji Jamshed Tata (1859–1932) by Manchershaw Pithawalla © Tata Central Archives

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Tata, Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhoy (1904–1993), aviator, industrialist, and philanthropist  

Dipli Saikia

Tata, Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhoy (1904–1993), aviator, industrialist, and philanthropist, was born in Paris on 29 July 1904, the second of five children of the Parsi industrialist Ratanji Dadabhai Tata (1856–1926) and his French wife, Suzanne, née Brière (1880–1923), who, upon marriage, was given by her husband the Parsi name ...