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Bonnor, Charles

Joseph Knight.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; UK Politics; Political Institutions. 617 words.

Bonnor, Charles (d. 1829?), actor and civil servant, was the son of a distiller in Bristol. After commencing his working life as apprentice to a coachmaker, he appeared on the Bath stage on...

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Chambers, Sir Edmund Kerchever

F. P. Wilson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; UK Politics; Political Institutions. 922 words.

Chambers, Sir Edmund Kerchever (1866–1954), theatre historian and civil servant, was born at West Ilsley, Berkshire, on 16 March 1866. He was the son of the Revd William Chambers (b....

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Donne, William Bodham

Ruth Burridge Lindemann.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Theatre; UK Politics; Political Institutions. 862 words.

Donne, William Bodham (1807–1882), essayist and examiner of plays, was born on 29 July 1807 at Mattishall, near East Dereham, Norfolk, the only child of Edward Charles Donne (1777–1819),...

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Fremantle, John Walgrave Halford, fourth Baron Cottesloe

Anne Pimlott Baker.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Political Institutions; Public Administration; Theatre. 1399 words.

Fremantle, John Walgrave Halford, fourth Baron Cottesloe (1900–1994), arts administrator, was born on 2 March 1900 at Holton Park, Wheatley, Oxford, the second son and third child in the...

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Larpent, John

W. A. J. Archbold.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; UK Politics; Political Institutions. 567 words.

Larpent, John (1741–1824), examiner of plays, was born on 14 November 1741, the second son of John Larpent (1710–1797), later chief clerk to the Foreign Office, and his wife, Mary Ann, the...

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