1890s People - 'M'
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Leila Macdonald
By Jad Adams The poet Leila Macdonald was born on 7 February 1871 in Mayfair to wealthy parents. Her father Reginald Somerled Macdonald was a Queen's Counsel (a senior lawyer). He died when Macdonald was five. Her mother also died young, leaving the child to be brought up by the housekeeper in the house of her grandfather, Sir William Grove, who was a judge and a scientist.
Elkin Mathews
By Jason Boyd Charles Elkin Mathews was born at Gravesend, Kent, on the last day of August, to Thomas George and Frances Mathews (née Elkin). Mathews had two brothers and six sisters. When he was young, the family moved to the village of Codford St. Mary, Wiltshire, where he developed his passion for collecting old books, no doubt with the encouragement of his bibliophilic parents.
Sidney Harold Meteyard
By Nancy Rose Marshall, Stephen Wildman Sidney Harold Meteyard is a good example of how late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century regional British artists absorbed and reworked aesthetic ideas generated in London earlier in the century. Born in 1868 in Stourbridge, West Midlands, Meteyard became a designer, illustrator, and painter in the Birmingham Group, an Arts and Crafts Movement in the 1890s.
George Moore
By Ruth Knechtel Born in County Mayo, Ireland in 1852, George Augustus Moore moved to London in 1869, where he spent much of his time painting and visiting art galleries.