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Baxter [née fforde], Kathleen Mary Carver [Kay] (1904–1994), careers adviser and playwright, was born in Bulandshahar, India, on 16 September 1904, the eldest daughter of Arthur Brownlow fforde, an Indian Civil Service judge, and his wife, Mary Alice Branson. Arthur Frederic Brownlow fforde...

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Blanche Athena Clough (1861–1960) by Sir William Nicholson, 1924 Newnham College, Cambridge / photographer Michael Manni Photographic

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Clough, Blanche Athena (1861–1960), college head and educational administrator, was born at Combe Hurst in Surrey on 5 August 1861, the fourth child and second daughter of Arthur Hugh Clough (1819–1861), poet and civil servant, and his wife, Blanche Mary Shore (b...

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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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Ekins, (Emily) Helen (1879–1964), horticulturist and educational administrator, was born on 9 November 1879 at Market Place, St Albans, the only daughter of Arthur Edward Ekins, pharmaceutical chemist, and his wife, Elizabeth Ann Childs. She matriculated from St Albans high school, where she was one of its original pupils. During the following ten years she undertook voluntary work; but in her spare time she grew plants for market, winning in the process a number of prizes at local flower shows. This experience awakened in her what was to become a lifelong interest in horticulture....

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Grier, (Mary) Lynda Dorothea (1880–1967), educational administrator, was born on 3 May 1880 at Rugeley, Staffordshire, the second child of Richard Macgregor Grier (1835–1894), at that time rural dean of Rugeley and prebendary of Lichfield, and his wife, Grace Allen. She had an older brother, ...

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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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Phipps [née Duncan], Dame Jessie Percy Butler Wilton (1855–1934), educational administrator, was born on 9 February 1855 at 1 Fifth Avenue, New York, USA, the eldest child of William Butler Duncan and his wife, Jane Sargent. Her early years were spent in ...

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Trevelyan, Mary (1897–1983), warden of Student Movement House, was born at Stony Stratford, Buckinghamshire, on 22 January 1897, the eldest of six children of the Revd George Philip Trevelyan (1858–1937), vicar of St Mary’s, Wolverton, and his wife, Monica Evelyn Juliet, ...