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Ellis, Thomas Evelyn Scott-, eighth Baron Howard de Walden (1880–1946), writer, sportsman, and patron of the arts  

Michael Maclagan

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Ellis, Thomas Evelyn Scott-, eighth Baron Howard de Walden (1880–1946), writer, sportsman, and patron of the arts, was born in London on 9 May 1880, the only son of Frederick George Ellis, seventh Baron Howard de Walden (1830–1899), and his wife, Blanche (...

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Lloyd, Robert Wylie (1868–1958), collector and mountaineer  

Alex M. Cain

Lloyd, Robert Wylie (1868–1958), collector and mountaineer, was born at Grove House, Oswaldtwistle, Blackburn, Lancashire, the only son of John Lloyd, a calico printer, and his wife, Rachel Wylie (1844–1890). His grandfather was Nathaniel Lloyd, a successful calico printer at Church, Accrington. His father and mother separated, and he was brought up by his mother in reduced circumstances at ...

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Sprawson, Charles (1941–2020), writer, art dealer, and evangelist for open water swimming  

Michael Barber

Sprawson, Charles (1941–2020), writer, art dealer, and evangelist for open water swimming, was born in Karachi, British India, on 12 June 1941, the elder son of Eric Sprawson (1910–1982), schoolmaster, and his wife Ann Isobel, née Alexander (1914–1978), who had represented ...