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Cole, Monica Mary (1922–1994), geographer, was born on 5 May 1922 at 70 North Side, Clapham Common, London, the elder daughter of William Henry Parnall Cole (1887–1969), bank clerk, and his wife, Dorothy Mary Thomas (1887–1965). She was educated at Wimbledon county grammar school...

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Maria Eleanor Vere Cust (1862/33–1958) by Maull & Fox, 1917 The Royal Geographical Society, London

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Cust, Maria Eleanor Vere (1862/3–1958), first woman fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, was the second daughter of Robert Needham Cust (1821–1909), orientalist, and his first wife, Maria Adelaide Hobart (d. 1864), daughter of Henry Lewis Hobart, dean of Windsor. Miss Cust...

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Garnett [married name Crow], Alice (1903–1989), geographer, was born at 83 Cicada Road, Wandsworth, London, on 15 May 1903, the daughter of George Garnett, publisher's clerk and later company secretary, and his wife, Alice, née Brooks. After studying geography at University College, London...

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Grove [née Clark], Jean Mary (1927–2001), geographer, was born on 10 March 1927 at 175 Waldegrave Road, Teddington, Middlesex, the elder daughter of Leslie Marshall Clark and his wife, Mary, née Johnson. Mary Clark was a very important influence on both her daughters, ...

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Middleton [née Butler], Dorothy (1909–1999), geographer and writer, was born on 9 November 1909 in Lahore, Punjab, daughter of Sir Montagu Sherard Dawes Butler (1873–1952), who had a distinguished career in the Indian Civil Service, and Anne Gertrude (1876–1954), daughter of George Smith...

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Mitchell, Jean Brown (1904–1990), geographer, was born on 26 July 1904 at 396 Lower Broughton Road, Manchester, the elder of the two daughters (a son died in infancy) of James Mitchell (1866–1908), a veterinary surgeon, and his wife, Margaret Brodie Cowan (1877–1911). After six years at ...

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Newbigin, Marion Isabel (1869–1934), geographer and biologist, was born in Alnwick, Northumberland, one of five daughters and three sons in the family of James Lesslie Newbigin, pharmacist. Her sister Maude was lecturer in history and deputy principal of the Day Training College, Portsmouth...

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Ormsby [née Rodwell Jones], Hilda (1877–1973), geographer, was born on 1 November 1877 at 44 Charles Street, Hanley, Staffordshire, one of the large family of the Revd W. Rodwell Jones (1834–1914), a Welsh Wesleyan Methodist minister, and Sarah Ann Cuthbertson. There is no known record of her early life, but the family is known to have moved seven times by the time ...

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Taylor, Eva Germaine Rimington (1879–1966), geographer and historian of science, was born at Southwood Lane, Highgate, Middlesex, on 22 June 1879, the third child and second daughter of Charles Richard Taylor, a solicitor, and his first wife, Emily Jane Nelson. Her mother ran away when ...