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Colliber, Samuel (fl. 1718–1737), author  

J. K. Laughton

revised by Randolph Cock

Colliber, Samuel (fl. 1718–1737), author, published in 1727 Columna rostrata, or, A Critical History of English Sea Affairs, a naval history largely concerned with the Dutch wars of the seventeenth century. The work was once thought to derive some value from the fact that ...

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Hennell, Sara Sophia (1812–1899), author  

Elisabeth Jay

Hennell, Sara Sophia (1812–1899), author, the seventh and penultimate child of James Hennell (1782–1816), traveller and partner in the mercantile firm of Fazy & Co. (Manchester), and Elizabeth Marshall (1778–1858), of Loughborough, Leicestershire, was born on 23 November 1812 at 2 St Thomas's Square, Hackney, Middlesex...

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Sara Sophia Hennell (1812–1899) by unknown photographer, c. 1850 Herbert Art Gallery and Museum

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Leon, Jack de (1902–1956), theatre manager and impresario  

C. M. P. Taylor

Leon, Jack de (1902–1956), theatre manager and impresario, was born on 12 August 1902 at Colon, Panama, the second of eight children of Michael de Leon (1868–1914), merchant, and his wife, May Miriam Maduro (1881–1964). His love of drama developed from when he operated a puppet theatre as a child. In 1911 the family moved to ...

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Reynolds, Stephen Sydney (1881–1919), writer  

Christopher Scoble

Reynolds, Stephen Sydney (1881–1919), writer, was born on 16 May 1881 at 63 New Park Street, Devizes, Wiltshire, the first of the two children of Frank Reynolds (1855–1927), a businessman and farmer, and his first wife, Clara (1858–1891), daughter of George Cox, a butcher, and his wife, ...

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Reynolds, Stephen Sydney (1881–1919)  

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Stephen Sydney Reynolds (1881–1919) by unknown photographer © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Russell, Katharine Louisa, Viscountess Amberley (1842–1874)  

Maker: George Howard, ninth earl of Carlisle

Katharine Louisa Russell, Viscountess Amberley (1842–1874) by George Howard, ninth earl of Carlisle, 1864 © reserved

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Russell [née Stanley], Katharine Louisa [Kate], Viscountess Amberley (1842–1874), radical and suffragist  

Ann P. Robson

Russell [née Stanley], Katharine Louisa [Kate], Viscountess Amberley (1842–1874), radical and suffragist, was born on 3 March 1842 at Alderley Park, Cheshire, into the strong-minded and eccentric family of the Stanleys of Alderley. She was the fifth daughter and eighth child in the family of seven girls and three boys of ...

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Sanderson, Thomas James Cobden- (1840–1922), bookbinder and printer  

Alan Crawford

Sanderson, Thomas James Cobden- (1840–1922), bookbinder and printer, was born Thomas James Sanderson on 2 December 1840 at Alnwick, Northumberland, the only son of James Sanderson (c.1813–1895), a district surveyor of taxes, and his wife, Mary Ann Rutherford How (1800–1891). James Sanderson's...

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Sanderson, Thomas James Cobden- (1840–1922)  

Maker: Sir William Rothenstein

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Thomas James Cobden- Sanderson (1840–1922) by Sir William Rothenstein, 1916 © Estate of Sir William Rothenstein / National Portrait Gallery, London / private collection

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Sansom, William (1912–1976), writer  

Peter Parker

Sansom, William (1912–1976), writer, was born on 18 January 1912, at 51 Pickwick Road, Dulwich, London, the third son of Ernest Brooks Sansom, naval architect, and his wife, Mabel May, née Clark, of Barrow. He was registered as Norman Trevor but adopted the name ...

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Slater, Lydia Elisabeth Leonidovna Pasternak (1902–1989), biochemist, poet, and translator  

Craig Raine

Slater, Lydia Elisabeth Leonidovna Pasternak (1902–1989), biochemist, poet, and translator, was born on 21 March 1902 in Moscow, the last of four children of Leonid Osipovich Pasternak (1862–1945), painter, and his wife, Rosalia Isidorovna Kaufmann (1867–1939), concert pianist. Despite the artistic milieu surrounding her childhood—...

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Tiddy, Reginald John Elliott (1880–1916)  

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Reginald John Elliott Tiddy (1880–1916) by unknown photographer, c. 1910 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Tiddy, Reginald John Elliott (1880–1916), collector of folk plays  

Michael Heaney

Tiddy, Reginald John Elliott (1880–1916), collector of folk plays, was born at Berlin House, 43 Godwin Road, Margate, on 9 March 1880, the elder son of William Elliott Tiddy (1850–1933), schoolmaster, and his wife, Ellen (1853?–1896), née Willett, daughter of a farmer from ...

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Toland, John (1670–1722), freethinker and philosopher  

Stephen H. Daniel

Toland, John (1670–1722), freethinker and philosopher, was born on 30 November 1670 on the peninsula of Inishowen, co. Donegal, Ireland. Although his parents are unknown, he supposedly was the illegitimate son of a Roman Catholic priest and was probably baptized Seán Eoghain (Sean Owen, John's John)...

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Young, (Edward) Hilton, first Baron Kennet (1879–1960), politician and writer  

Wayland Kennet

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Young, (Edward) Hilton, first Baron Kennet (1879–1960), politician and writer, was born in London on 20 March 1879, the fourth child and third son of Sir George Young, third baronet (1837–1930), and his wife, Alice Eacy, née Kennedy (d. 1922), widow of ...