Businessman and politician. Born at 71 York Road, Lambeth (demolished), the son of Dr Henry Stephens. Known as 'Inky', he developed the writing fluid invented by his father. He served as member of parliament for Hornsey from 1887 to 1900. In his will he bequeathed his home, Avenue House, where the plaque and bust are, and its ten acres of gardens to the people of Finchley.
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