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Adam Smith, Janet Buchanan, (Mrs John Carleton), (9 Dec. 1905–11 Sept. 1999), author and journalist  

OBE 1982

Born 9 Dec. 1905; d of late Very Rev. Sir George Adam Smith, Principal of Aberdeen Univ. and Lilian, d of Sir George Buchanan, FRS; ...

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Adamson, Joy-Friederike Victoria, (20 Jan. 1910–3 Jan. 1980), painter since 1938, research on wild animals since 1956, and author since 1958  

Born 20 Jan. 1910; d of Victor and Traute Gessner; m 1st, 1935, Victor von Klarwill (Austrian); 2nd, 1938, Peter Bally (Swiss); 3rd, 1943, George Adamson (British); ...

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Aiken, Joan Delano, (Mrs Julius Goldstein), (4 Sept. 1924–4 Jan. 2004), writer of historical, mystery and children’s novels, plays and poetry  

MBE 1999

Born 4 Sept. 1924; d of Conrad Potter Aiken and Jessie McDonald; m 1st, 1945, Ronald George Brown (d 1955); one ...

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Allan, Maud, (died 7 Oct. 1956), dancer, actress, pianist, writer  

Born Toronto; d of Dr William Allan and Dr Isabell M. Allan, née Hutchinson; unmarried; died 7 Oct. 1956

dancer, actress, pianist, writer

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Allhusen, Beatrice May, (died 29 July 1918)  

Born d of late Col Thomas Bromhead Butt, 79th Highlanders; m 1876, William Hutt Allhusen; died 29 July 1918

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Almedingen, Edith Martha, (21 July 1898–5 March 1971), novelist and poet  

Born St Petersburg, 21 July 1898; y d of late Prof. A. N. von Almedingen; died 5 March 1971

novelist and poet

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Andrews, Winifred Agnes, (Mrs F. S. Andrews), (20 Jan. 1918–12 Feb. 1983), Area Nursing Officer, Wolverhampton Area Health Authority, since 1974  

CBE 1976

Born 20 Jan. 1918; d of Isaac and Winifred Jones; m 1961, Frederick S. Andrews; died 12 Feb. 1983

Area Nursing Officer, Wolverhampton Area Health Authority, since ...

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Angelou, Marguerite Annie, (Maya), (4 April 1928–28 May 2014), writer, singer and actress  

Born St Louis, 4 April 1928; d of Bailey Johnson and Vivian Baxter Johnson; one s; died 28 May 2014

writer, singer and actress

George Washington High Sch., San Francisco; California Labor Sch....

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Anstee, Dame Margaret (Joan), (25 June 1926–25 Aug. 2016), lecturer, writer and consultant on UN issues and peacekeeping training; Adviser to: President and Government of Bolivia (ad honorem), 1993–97 and 2002–05; Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations, 1987–93  

DCMG 1994

Born 25 June 1926; d of Edward Curtis Anstee and Anne Adaliza (née Mills); died 25 Aug. 2016

lecturer, writer and consultant on UN issues and peacekeeping training; Adviser to: President and Government of Bolivia (...

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Arnold, Eve, (21 April 1912–4 Jan. 2012), photographer and writer  

Hon. OBE 2003

Born Philadelphia, 21 April 1912; m 1948, Arnold Arnold (marr. diss.); one s; died 4 Jan. 2012

photographer and writer

Took a 6-week photography class with Alexei Brodovitch, at New Sch. for Social Research, NY, ...

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Atherton, Gertrude Franklin, (died 14 June 1948), author  

Born San Francisco, California, on Rincon Hill; o d of Thomas L. Horn and Gertrude Franklin, great-grandniece of Benjamin Franklin; m George H. Bowen Atherton, Menlo Park, California (decd); one ...

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Atholl, Duchess of, ((Katharine Marjory)) (died 21 Oct. 1960)  

DBE, 1918; Hon. DCL (Oxford, Durham); Hon. LLD (Glas., Man., Leeds, McGill (Canada) and Columbia (New York) Universities); FRCM

Born d of Sir James Henry Ramsay, 10th Bart of Bamff, Perthshire; ...

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Attwell, Mabel Lucie, (Mrs Harold Earnshaw), (4 June 1879–5 Nov. 1964), artist—child studies, illustrator; writer—children’s stories and verse  

Born London, 4 June 1879; sixth c of Augustus and Ann Attwell; m 1908, Harold Earnshaw (d 1937); one s one d (and one ...

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Avery, Gillian Elise, (Mrs A. O. J. Cockshut), (30 Sept. 1926–31 Jan. 2016), writer  

Born 30 Sept. 1926; d of late Norman and Grace Avery; m 1952, A. O. J. Cockshut; one d; died 31 Jan. 2016

writer

Dunottar Sch., Reigate

Chm., Children’s Books History Soc., ...

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Bacon, Gertrude, (Mrs T. J. Foggitt), (19 April 1874–22 Dec. 1949), lecturer, writer  

Born 19 April 1874; d of late Rev. J. M. Bacon, Coldash, Newbury, scientific aeronaut; m 1929, County Alderman Thomas J. Foggitt (d 1934), Stoneybrough, Thirsk; died 22 Dec. 1949...

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Baden-Powell, Agnes, (1858–2 June 1945), National Vice-President of the Girl Guides, Author of Girl Guides Handbook; on Council and Executive of Duty and DisciplineSociety; Vice-President of Westminster Division, British Red Cross, since 1912; Local President, League of Mercy; Vice-President, Sunlight League; a President of Queen Mary’s Needlework Guild; on Executive of The Dante Society; certificated steel engraving; medallist metal repoussé work  

Born 1858; d of Professor Baden-Powell, Langton Manor, Kent; died 2 June 1945

National Vice-President of the Girl Guides, Author of Girl Guides Handbook; on Council and Executive of Duty and DisciplineSociety; Vice-President of Westminster Division, British Red Cross, since ...

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Bagot, Theodosia, (Lady Bagot), (1865–21 Feb. 1940)  

Born 1865; 3rd d of Sir John Leslie, 1st Bt; m 1st, 1885, Lt-Col Josceline FitzRoy Bagot, MP (d 1913); one s three d; son was Sir Alan Desmond Bagot, 1st Bt (...

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Bailey, Miss (Irene) Temple, (died 6 July 1953), author  

Born Petersburg, Va; d of Milo Varnum Bailey and Emma Sprague; unmarried; died 6 July 1953

author

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Bainbridge, Dame Beryl, (21 Nov. 1934–2 July 2010), actress, writer  

DBE 2000; FRSL

Born 21 Nov. 1934; d of Richard Bainbridge and Winifred Baines; m 1954, Austin Davies (marr. diss.); one s one d; and one d by Alan Sharp; ...

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Balfour, Nancy, (1911–29 Aug. 1997), President, Contemporary Art Society, since 1984 (Chairman, 1976–82)  

OBE 1965

Born 1911; d of Alexander Balfour and Ruth Macfarland Balfour; died 29 Aug. 1997

President, Contemporary Art Society, since 1984 (Chairman, 1976–82)

Wycombe Abbey Sch.; Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford (MA)...