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Cowan, Minna Galbraith (1878–1951), social worker and educational administrator, was born at Belmont, Paisley, on 1 May 1878 into an eminent Edinburgh legal family. Her parents were Hugh Cowan (1833–1898), sheriff-substitute for Renfrewshire and legal author, and his wife, Williamina Galbraith (1838–1920) of ...

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Crewdson, Gertrude Gwendolen Bevan (1872–1913), college administrator and benefactor, was born on 28 March 1872, in Manchester, the second daughter among the four children of William Crewdson, a manufacturer and a member of the Society of Friends, and his wife, Ellen Waterhouse, sister of ...

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Hill, Rosamond Davenport (1825–1902), social reformer and educational administrator, born in Chelsea on 4 August 1825, was the eldest of the three daughters of Matthew Davenport Hill (1792–1872) and Margaret Bucknall (d. 1867). Her father, the first recorder of Birmingham, was the eldest child of ...

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Senior [née Hughes], Jane Elizabeth (1828–1877), workhouse and school inspector and philanthropist, was born on 10 December 1828 at Uffington House, Uffington, Berkshire, the only daughter of eight children of John Hughes (1790–1857), author, and his second wife, Margaret Elizabeth (1797–1887), second daughter of ...