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Aitken, William Maxwell, 1st Baron Beaverbrooklocked

(b Maple, Ont., May 25, 1879; d Cherkley, nr Leatherhead, June 9, 1964).
  • Ian G. Lumsden

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British publisher, financier, politician, collector and patron, of Canadian birth. As Minister of Information during World War I, he was responsible for the War Records Office in London, through which Wyndham Lewis, Muirhead Bone, William Orpen, Christopher Nevinson, Augustus John and six Canadian artists, J. W. Beatty (...

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