William Ralston Shedden-Ralston (1828 - 1889)
William Ralston Shedden-Ralston (1828–1889), born William Shedden and later known as William Ralston, was a noted Russian scholar and translator. Born on 4 April 1828 in York Terrace, Regent's Park, London, he was the only son of W. P. Ralston Shedden, who made his fortune as a merchant in Calcutta and set up home in Palmira Square, Brighton, when he returned to England. William spent most of his early years there. Together with three or four other boys he studied under the Rev. John Hogg of Brixham, Devonshire, until he went to Trinity College, Cambridge in 1846, where he graduated with a BA in 1850.
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