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Colwell, Eileen Hilda (1904–2002), librarian and storyteller, was born on 16 June 1904 at The Manse, Robin Hood's Bay, Fylingdales, near Whitby, Yorkshire, the second daughter and third of the four children of Richard Harold Colwell, a Methodist minister (d. 1954), and his wife, ...

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Foxwell, Herbert Somerton (1849–1936), economist and bibliographer, was born at Shepton Mallet, Somerset, on 17 June 1849. He was the eldest of the four sons of Thomas Somerton Foxwell (1806–1886), of Shepton Mallet, who had a considerable and lucrative business as an ironmonger and later as a slate and timber merchant, and his second wife, ...

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Horne, Thomas Hartwell (1780–1862), biblical scholar and bibliographer, was born in Chancery Lane, London, on 20 October 1780, the son of William Horne, a barrister's clerk and the eldest of six. He was educated successively at a dame-school at Eversley, Hampshire, then at a boys' school in ...

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Rowlands, William [pseud. Gwilym Lleyn] (1802–1865), bibliographer and Wesleyan Methodist minister, was born on 24 August 1802 at Llety, Bryncroes, Caernarvonshire, the eldest of six children of Thomas Rowlands, a weaver, and his wife, Eleanor. His literary name comprises the Welsh form of his first name and his place of birth on the ...

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Walton, Christopher (1809–1877), collector of theosophical works, was born in June 1809 at Worsley, Lancashire, the son of John Walton (c.1781–1844) and his wife, Hannah, née Howard (1785–1855). He was educated by the Revd Jonathan Crowther (1794–1856), and while at school joined the ...