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Carpenter, William Hookham (1792–1866), museum keeper  

Richard J. Smith

Carpenter, William Hookham (1792–1866), museum keeper, was born on 2 March 1792 in Bruton Street, London, the only son of James Carpenter (bap. 1768, d. 1852), bookseller and print publisher, and his wife, Jennet Jane (d. 1795), daughter of Thomas Hookham...

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Eastlake, Charles Locke (1833–1906), museum keeper  

F. W. Gibson

revised by Charlotte L. Brunskill

Eastlake, Charles Locke (1833–1906), museum keeper, was born on 11 March 1833 in Plymouth, the fourth son in the family of five sons and three daughters of George Eastlake (1786–1852), who was Admiralty law agent and deputy judge-advocate of the fleet in that town (an office held by the ...

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Ferryman, Robert (1752–1837), naturalist and museum keeper  

H. S. Torrens

Ferryman, Robert (1752–1837), naturalist and museum keeper, was born at Barrow-on-Soar, Leicestershire, the son of John Ferryman (c.1720–1784), gentleman and probably farmer, and his wife, Elizabeth, née Beaumont (c.1727–1797), and was baptized there on 2 January 1753. Robert took an early interest in natural history and had started to collect animals by 1769. He was ordained deacon in ...

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Franks, Sir (Augustus) Wollaston (1826–1897), collector and museum keeper  

David M. Wilson

Franks, Sir (Augustus) Wollaston (1826–1897), collector and museum keeper, was born at Geneva on 20 March 1826, the eldest of six children (two sons and four daughters) of Frederick Franks (1793/4–1844), naval officer, and his second wife, Frederica Anne (d. 1864), daughter of ...

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Franks, Sir (Augustus) Wollaston (1826–1897)  

Maker: Charles J. Praetorius

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Sir (Augustus) Wollaston Franks (1826–1897) by Charles J. Praetorius, c. 1898 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Greene, Richard (1716–1793)  

Maker: unknown engraver

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Richard Greene (1716–1793) by unknown engraver © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Greene, Richard (1716–1793), antiquary and museum proprietor  

Arthur Sherbo

Greene, Richard (1716–1793), antiquary and museum proprietor, was born at Lichfield and may have been educated at its grammar school; there is no record of his attendance at university. His brother, the Revd Joseph Greene (1712–1790), was headmaster of Stratford upon Avon grammar school...

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Heaviside, John (bap. 1748, d. 1828), surgeon and museum proprietor  

P. E. Kell

Heaviside, John (bap. 1748, d. 1828), surgeon and museum proprietor, the son of John Heaviside (c.1717–1787), surgeon, and his wife, Mary Elliott (c.1718–1792), was born in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, and was baptized on 18 April 1748. After being educated by ...

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Horniman, Frederick John (1835–1906), tea merchant and founder of the Horniman Museum, London  

Michael Horniman

Horniman, Frederick John (1835–1906), tea merchant and founder of the Horniman Museum, London, was born on 8 October 1835 at Bridgwater, Somerset, the fourth of six children of John Horniman (1803–1893) and his wife, Ann, daughter of Thomas Smith of Witney. The first two children and the last died in infancy; young ...

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Moore, Doris Elizabeth Langley (1902–1989), writer on fashion and museum founder  

Anne Pimlott Baker

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Moore, Doris Elizabeth Langley (1902–1989), writer on fashion and museum founder, was born on 23 July 1902 in Liverpool, the second daughter in the family of three daughters and one son of Joseph Langley Levy, writer and newspaper editor, and his wife, Mabel Ada Rushden...

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Parkinson, James (bap. 1730, d. 1813), land agent and museum proprietor architect  

H. S. Torrens

Parkinson, James (bap. 1730, d. 1813), land agent and museum proprietor, was born in Shrewsbury, where he was baptized at St Mary's Church on 28 February 1730, the son of James Parkinson and his wife, Jane Birch. His family was settled in Ireland...

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Popham, Arthur Ewart [Hugh] (1889–1970), museum keeper  

James Byam Shaw

revised by Christopher Lloyd

Popham, Arthur Ewart [Hugh] (1889–1970), museum keeper, was born at Plymouth on 22 March 1889, the only son of Arthur Frederick Popham (1859/60–1906) and his wife, Florence Amelia (1858–1905), daughter of George David Radford, of Mannamead, Plymouth. His parents were cousins, the families being connected in a long-established draper's business, ...

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Severs, Dennis Lee (1948–1999), collector and museum creator  

David G. Milne

Severs, Dennis Lee (1948–1999), collector and museum creator, was born on 16 November 1948 at 922 Hamilton Lane, Escondido, southern California, USA, the fifth and youngest child of Earl Alfred Severs (b. 1904), originally from Idaho, superintendent of transportation for schools, and his wife, ...

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Severs, Dennis Lee (1948–1999)  

Maker: David Milne

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Dennis Lee Severs (1948–1999) by David Milne, c.1998 © private collection

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Tussaud, Anna Maria (bap. 1761, d. 1850)  

Maker: Anna Maria Tussaud

Anna Maria Tussaud (bap. 1761, d. 1850) self-portrait, 1842 Madame Tussaud's Archives, London

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Tussaud [née Grosholtz], Anna Maria [Marie] [known as Madame Tussaud] (bap. 1761, d. 1850), founder of a waxwork exhibition  

Undine Concannon

Tussaud [née Grosholtz], Anna Maria [Marie] [known as Madame Tussaud] (bap. 1761, d. 1850), founder of a waxwork exhibition, was probably born in Strasbourg (where she was baptized on 7 December 1761), the posthumous daughter of Johann Grosholtz of Frankfurt, a soldier who served in the Seven Years' War, and ...

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Wallis, Sir Whitworth (1855–1927), museum and art gallery curator  

Rita McLean

Wallis, Sir Whitworth (1855–1927), museum and art gallery curator, was born at George Street, Aston Manor, Warwickshire, on 23 June 1855, the younger of two sons among the four children who survived to adulthood of George Wallis (1811–1891), who was then principal of the ...

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Wallis, Sir Whitworth (1855–1927)  

Maker: Joseph Edward Southall

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Sir Whitworth Wallis (1855–1927) by Joseph Edward Southall, 1927 © Birmingham Museums Trust