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date: 15 October 2019

West, Edward Williamlocked

  • A. V. W. Jackson
  • , revised by J. B. Katz


West, Edward William (1824–1905), orientalist, born at Pentonville, London, on 2 May 1824, was the eldest of twelve children (six sons and six daughters) of William West and his wife, Margaret Anderson. His ancestors on the paternal side for three generations had been architects and engineers. Owing to ill health he was at first educated at home by his mother, but between the ages of eleven and fifteen he attended a day school at ...

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