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Blair, Eric Arthur [pseud. George Orwell] (1903–1950), political writer and essayist  

Bernard Crick

Blair, Eric Arthur [pseud. George Orwell] (1903–1950), political writer and essayist, was born in Motihari, Bengal, India, on 25 June 1903, the only son of Richard Walmesley Blair (1857–1938), a sub-deputy opium agent in the government of Bengal, and his wife, Ida Mabel Limouzin (1875–1943)...

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Blair, Eric Arthur [George Orwell] (1903–1950)  

Maker: Felix H. Man

Eric Arthur Blair [George Orwell] (1903–1950) by Felix H. Man, c. 1947 © Estate of Felix H. Man / National Portrait Gallery, London

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Sir Arthur Charles Clarke (1917–2008) by unknown photographer, 1968 Everett Collection / Rex Features

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Clarke, Sir Arthur Charles (1917–2008), science and science fiction writer  

Andy Sawyer

Clarke, Sir Arthur Charles (1917–2008), science and science fiction writer, was born on 16 December 1917 at 4 Blenheim Terrace, Minehead, Somerset, the eldest of the four children of Charles Wright Clarke (1888–1931) and his wife, (Mary) Nora Jessie, née Willis (1892–1980). His father was a ...

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Common, John William [Jack] (1903–1968), novelist and essayist  

Alan Myers

Common, John William [Jack] (1903–1968), novelist and essayist, was born on 15 August 1903 at 44 Third Avenue, Heaton, Newcastle upon Tyne, the only son and second of the four children of John Common, engine driver, and his wife, Isabella, née Johnson. He had two younger sisters, ...

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Harrison, Ethel Bertha (1851–1916), positivist and essayist  

Martha S. Vogeler

Harrison, Ethel Bertha (1851–1916), positivist and essayist, was born at Highgate Hill, London, on 27 October 1851, the only daughter of William Harrison (1805–1883), a wealthy West India merchant, and his wife, Anne Tonge Lake (1819–1876), who had four older sons. Ethel grew up in ...

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Myers, Frederic William Henry (1843–1901), psychical researcher and essayist  

Alan Gauld

Myers, Frederic William Henry (1843–1901), psychical researcher and essayist, was born on 6 February 1843 at St John's parsonage, Keswick, Cumberland, the eldest son of Frederic Myers (1811–1851), perpetual curate of St John's, and his second wife, Susan Harriet Marshall (1811–1896). The mathematician ...

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Myers, Frederic William Henry (1843–1901)  

Maker: Eveleen Myers

Frederic William Henry Myers (1843–1901) by Eveleen Myers © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Temple, William Johnson (bap. 1739, d. 1796), Church of England clergyman and essayist  

Thomas Crawford

Temple, William Johnson (bap. 1739, d. 1796), Church of England clergyman and essayist, was baptized on 20 December 1739 in Berwick upon Tweed, the eldest of the five children of William Temple (1710–1774), collector of customs for Berwick upon Tweed, merchant, and mayor of ...