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ChurchillSpencer-, George, fifth duke of Marlborough (1766–1840), politician and book collector  

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Conway, Edward, second Viscount Conway and second Viscount Killultagh (bap. 1594, d. 1655), politician and book collector  

James Knowles

Conway, Edward, second Viscount Conway and second Viscount Killultagh (bap. 1594, d. 1655), politician and book collector, was baptized at Arrow, Warwickshire, on 10 August 1594, the eldest son of Edward Conway, first Viscount Conway and first Viscount Killultagh (c. 1564–1631), of Ragley...

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Dent, John (1761–1826), politician and book collector  

D. R. Fisher

Dent, John (1761–1826), politician and book collector, was born on 21 August 1761 and baptized at St Dunstan-in-the-West, London, on 13 September 1761, the son of Robert Dent (1731–1805), of Child & Co.'s bank, Temple Bar, London, and his wife, Jane Bainbridge (...

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Fletcher, Andrew, of Saltoun (1653?–1716)  

Maker: William Aikman

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Andrew Fletcher of Saltoun (1653?–1716) by William Aikman, c. 1707 private collection; photograph © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Fletcher, Andrew, of Saltoun (1653?–1716), Scottish patriot, political theorist, and book collector  

John Robertson

Fletcher, Andrew, of Saltoun (1653?–1716), Scottish patriot, political theorist, and book collector, was most probably born at Saltoun, in Haddingtonshire; a gap in the parish register between 1647 and 1660 leaves the precise date unknown, but 1653 is supported by a family record, and is more probable than 1655. He was the eldest son of ...

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Graham, George (1801–1888)  

Maker: F. Holl

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George Graham (1801–1888) by F. Holl, 1880 © Queen's Printer and Controller of HMSO, 2007. UK Government Art Collection

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Graham, George (1801–1888), civil servant  

Edward Higgs

Graham, George (1801–1888), civil servant, was born at Arthuret, Cumberland, on 13 September 1801, the third son and third of the seven children of Sir James Graham of Netherby, first baronet (1761–1824), and his wife, Lady Catherine Stewart, daughter of John Stewart, seventh earl of Gallway...

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Grenville, Thomas (1755–1846), politician and book collector  

G. B. Smith

revised by R. W. Davis

Grenville, Thomas (1755–1846), politician and book collector, was born on 31 December 1755, the third son of George Grenville (1712–1770), politician, and Elizabeth (d. 1769), daughter of Sir William Wyndham. He was educated at Eton College from 1764 until 1771, and then entered ...

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Hoblyn, Robert (bap. 1710, d. 1756), politician and book collector  

G. C. Boase

revised by Ian Maxted

Hoblyn, Robert (bap. 1710, d. 1756), politician and book collector, was born at Nanswhyden House, St Columb Major, and baptized at St Columb Major in Cornwall on 5 May 1710. He was the only son of Francis Hoblyn (1687–1711), a justice of the peace for ...

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Markland, James Heywood (1788–1864), antiquary, bibliophile, and pro-slavery publicist  

W. P. Courtney

revised by Bernard Nurse

Markland, James Heywood (1788–1864), antiquary, bibliophile, and pro-slavery publicist, was born at Ardwick Green, Manchester, on 7 December 1788, the fourth and youngest son of Robert Markland (1747–1828), a check and fustian manufacturer at Manchester, who afterwards succeeded to the estate of ...

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Sandars, Samuel (1837–1894), librarian and benefactor  

Sophie Defrance

Sandars, Samuel (1837–1894), librarian and benefactor, was born in Manchester on 25 April 1837, the eldest and only surviving son of George Sandars (1805–1879), corn merchant, and his first wife, Mary Anne (d. 1847), the youngest daughter of George Neden...

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Scrimgeour [Scrymgeour], Henry (1505?–1572), diplomat and book collector  

Marie-Claude Tucker

Scrimgeour [Scrymgeour], Henry (1505?–1572), diplomat and book collector, was born in Dundee, most likely in 1505 but possibly in 1508 or 1509, since Andrew Melville gives Scrimgeour's age at death as sixty-three. His parents were James Scrimgeour, burgess, who had died by 23 May 1525, and his wife, ...

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Spencer, George John, second Earl Spencer (1758–1834)  

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George John Spencer, second Earl Spencer (1758–1834) by John Singleton Copley, 1799–1806 Collection of the Earl Spencer, Althorp / Bridgeman Art Library

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Spencer, George John, second Earl Spencer (1758–1834), politician and book collector  

Malcolm Lester

Spencer, George John, second Earl Spencer (1758–1834), politician and book collector, was born at Wimbledon Park in Surrey on 1 September 1758, the only son of John Spencer, first Earl Spencer (1734–1783), politician and landowner, and his wife, (Margaret) Georgiana Spencer (1737–1814), the daughter of ...