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Foulds, John Herbert (1880–1939), composer and author  

Diana Swann

Foulds, John Herbert (1880–1939), composer and author, was born on 2 November 1880 at 49 Dorset Street, Hulme, Manchester, one of the four children of Fred Foulds, a bassoonist, and his wife, Mary, née Greenwood, who were both members of the Plymouth Brethren...

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Gosse, Sir Edmund William (1849–1928), writer  

Ann Thwaite

Gosse, Sir Edmund William (1849–1928), writer, was born on 21 September 1849 at 13 Trafalgar Terrace (now 56 Mortimer Road), De Beauvoir Town, Hackney, Middlesex, the only child of Philip Henry Gosse (1810–1888), zoologist, and his first wife, Emily Gosse, née Bowes (1806–1857)...

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Gosse, Sir Edmund William (1849–1928)  

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Sir Edmund William Gosse (1849–1928) by John Singer Sargent, 1886 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Harris, Thomas Lake (1823–1906), millenarian and mystic  

Timothy C. F. Stunt

Harris, Thomas Lake (1823–1906), millenarian and mystic, was born on 15 May 1823 at Fenny Stratford, Buckinghamshire, the only son of Thomas Harris, an auctioneer, and his wife, Annie (née Lake), who died when her son was only nine. In 1828 the family emigrated to ...

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Newman, Francis William (1805–1897), classical scholar and moral philosopher  

Timothy C. F. Stunt

Newman, Francis William (1805–1897), classical scholar and moral philosopher, was born at 17 Southampton Street, Bloomsbury Square, London, on 27 June 1805. His father, John Newman (1767–1824), a banker, was of Dutch descent and his mother, Jemima (1772–1836), of Huguenot extraction, was a sister of the paper manufacturer ...

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Newman, Francis William (1805–1897)  

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Francis William Newman (1805–1897) by Herbert Watkins, 1858 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Plowman, Mark [Max] (1883–1941), pacifist and writer  

Richard A. Storey

Plowman, Mark [Max] (1883–1941), pacifist and writer, was born on 1 September 1883 at Northumberland Park, Tottenham, the fourth son of Mark Plowman (d. 1929), brickworks owner, and his wife, Anna Maria, née Hunt. He was educated at 'various inferior private schools...

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Salter, Alfred (1873–1945), medical practitioner and politician  

David Howell

Salter, Alfred (1873–1945), medical practitioner and politician, was born at 23 South Street, Greenwich on 16 June 1873, the son of Walter Hookway Salter and Elizabeth Jester. His father was an administrative officer with the Metropolitan Gas Company. Salter's childhood and adolescence were economically secure; his family's growing prosperity was indicated by a move to ...

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Steevens, George Warrington (1869–1900), journalist  

Sidney Lee

revised by Roger T. Stearn

Steevens, George Warrington (1869–1900), journalist, son of James Steevens and his wife, Elizabeth, née Wright, was born at 40 Rowland Grove, Wells Road, Sydenham, Kent, on 10 December 1869. His father was a bank clerk and his family were Plymouth Brethren. He grew up in ...