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Colvin, Sir Sidney (1845-1927), art and literary scholar and museum administrator

Ernest Mehew

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780198614111
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/32518
Colvin, Sir Sidney (1845-1927), art and literary scholar and museum administrator

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Colvin, Sir Sidney (1845-1927), art and literary scholar and museum administrator, was born at Norwood, Surrey, on 18 June 1845, the youngest of the three children (all sons) who survived infancy of Bazett David Colvin (1805-1871), East India merchant, and his wife, Mary Steuart (1821-1902), eldest daughter of William Butterworth ...

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Subjects: biography ; history

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