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Sir William Mitchell (1861–1962)

Sir William Mitchell

Sir William Mitchell (1861-1962), scholar, educationist and administrator, was born on 22 or 27 March 1861 at Inveravon, Banffshire, Scotland, son of Peter Mitchell, a hill-farmer who died when William was 5, and his wife Margaret, née Ledingham. He attended school at Elgin, where Ramsay MacDonald was a fellow pupil-teacher, for twelve years before entering the University of Edinburgh in 1880; following a very distinguished undergraduate record he graduated M.A. with first-class honours in philosophy...

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William Cope (1852–1933)

William Cope (1852-1933), solicitor, soldier and pastoralist, was born on 26 June 1852 at Windsor, New South Wales, eldest son of London-born Joseph Cope, pastoralist, and his native-born wife Mary Ann,...

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