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Walter Pater

Person  Male  Born 4/8/1839  Died 30/7/1894

Categories: Literature

Academic, aesthete, art critic, writer. Born at 1 Honduras Terrace, Commercial Road (this terrace still exists, as 368 - 374 Commerical Road, immediately to the east of Steel's Lane). Brought up in Hackney, Enfield and then Kent. Lived in Oxford 1869 -1885 with his sisters, one of whom, Clara, was involved in creating Somerville College. Dressed like a dandy and was one of the sexually unorthodox set at Oxford. He and Clara spent term-time in Oxford and used the London house, run by another sister, during vacations and weekends. Died Oxford.

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Pater lived here with his sisters 1885 - 93.

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