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Bennis, George Geary (1790/1793–1866), librarian and author, was born in Corkamore, co. Limerick. After some years as a grocer in Limerick he settled for a time in Liverpool, and while there appears to have become a Quaker. His first work was The Principles of the one Faith Professed by All Christians...

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Fry, Francis (1803–1886), businessman and bibliographer, was born on 28 October 1803 at Westbury-on-Trym, near Bristol, Gloucestershire, the second son of the seven children of Joseph Storrs Fry (1769–1835), manufacturer, and Ann Allen (1764?–1829). His grandfather Joseph Fry (1728–1787) was a doctor, a manufacturer of porcelain and chocolate, and a partner in the firm of ...

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Gaskell, (John) Philip Wellesley [Pip] (1926–2001), bibliographer and librarian, was born in a nursing home at 11 Broadlands Road, Highgate, London, on 6 January 1926, the only son of John Wellesley Gaskell (1901–1940), a director of Baker-Perkins, engineers in Peterborough, and his wife, ...

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Whiting, John (1656–1722), Quaker bibliographer and writer, was born at Nailsea near Bristol. His parents were John Whiting (d. 1658), a yeoman of Nailsea, and his wife, Mary (d. 1666), daughter of John Evans. Whiting recalled that his parents 'came of honest parents, and of good report in the country...