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Crossman, Richard Howard Stafford (1907–1974), politician and diarist  

Anthony Howard

Crossman, Richard Howard Stafford (1907–1974), politician and diarist, was born on 15 December 1907 in Porchester Terrace, Bayswater, London, the third of six children (three boys and three girls) of Sir (Charles) Stafford Crossman (1870–1941) of Buckhurst Hill House, Essex, and his wife, ...

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Crossman, Richard Howard Stafford (1907–1974)  

Maker: Bassano

Richard Howard Stafford Crossman (1907–1974) by Bassano, 1947 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Fox, Henry Edward, fourth Baron Holland of Holland and fourth Baron Holland of Foxley (1802–1859), diarist and diplomatist  

V. E. Chancellor

Fox, Henry Edward, fourth Baron Holland of Holland and fourth Baron Holland of Foxley (1802–1859), diarist and diplomatist, was born on 7 March 1802 at Holland House, Kensington. He was the only surviving legitimate son of Henry Richard Fox, third Baron Holland (1773–1840)...

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Partridge [née Marshall], Frances Catherine (1900–2004)  

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Frances Catherine Partridge (1900–2004) by Derry Moore, 1992 © Derry Moore; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Partridge [née Marshall], Frances Catherine (1900–2004), diarist and author  

Anne Chisholm

Partridge [née Marshall], Frances Catherine (1900–2004), diarist and author, was born on 15 March 1900 at 28 Bedford Square, London, the third daughter and youngest of the six children of William Cecil Marshall (1849–1921), architect, and his wife, Margaret Anna, née Lloyd (1863–1941)...

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Rae, John Malcolm (1931–2006), headmaster and author  

D. R. Thorpe

Rae, John Malcolm (1931–2006), headmaster and author, was born at 2 Rutford Road, Streatham, London, on 20 March 1931, the son of (Lawrence) John Rae, radiologist, and his wife, (Annie) Blodwen, née Williams. He was educated at Bishop's Stortford College and, after national service as a second lieutenant in the ...

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Rae, John Malcolm (1931–2006)  

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John Malcolm Rae (1931–2006) by Bassano, 1973 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Soutar, William (1898–1943)  

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William Soutar (1898–1943) by James A. Finlayson reproduced by generous permission of Perth Museum and Art Gallery, Perth & Kinross Council, Scotland; photograph by John Watt

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Soutar, William (1898–1943), poet and diarist  

Joy Hendry

Soutar, William (1898–1943), poet and diarist, was born on 28 April 1898 at 2 South Inch Terrace, Perth, the only child of John Soutar (1871–1958), master joiner, and his wife, Margaret Smith (1870–1954), who were both Scottish. Soutar's mother wrote poetry, and her athletic, handsome son followed suit, regularly composing verses while still a schoolboy. He attended the ...

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Webb, (Martha) Beatrice (1858–1943)  

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(Martha) Beatrice Webb (1858–1943) by George Bernard Shaw, c. 1900 The Society of Authors, on behalf of the Bernard Shaw Estate; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Webb [née Potter], (Martha) Beatrice (1858–1943), social reformer and diarist  

John Davis

Webb [née Potter], (Martha) Beatrice (1858–1943), social reformer and diarist, and Sidney James Webb Baron Passfield (1859–1947), social reformer and politician, were among the most prominent and productive pioneers of social science in Britain. Beatrice, as she was always known, was born on 22 January 1858 at ...