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Ashurst, Elizabeth Ann [Eliza] (c. 1814–1850), translator and campaigner for women's rights and against slavery, was born in Muswell Hill, Middlesex, the eldest child of William Henry Ashurst (bap. 1791?, d. 1855), of Muswell Hill, and his wife, Elizabeth Ann, née Brown (...

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Goldsmid, Anna Maria (1805–1889), benefactor and translator, was born on 17 September 1805, the eldest child of the financier and Jewish community leader Isaac Lyon Goldsmid (1778–1859) and his wife, Isabel, née Goldsmid (1788–1860). Her brother was Sir Francis Henry Goldsmid (1808–1878). She thus belonged to one of the most influential and wealthy Anglo-Jewish families of the early nineteenth century. Privately educated, she exhibited from an early age a remarkable aptitude for languages, studying Italian with the poet ...

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Swanwick, Anna (1813–1899), translator, writer, and social reformer, was born in Liverpool on 22 June 1813, the youngest of the three daughters of John Swanwick (d. 1837), a wealthy merchant, and Hannah Hilditch, of Trefflich Hall, Staffordshire. The Swanwicks were descended from ...

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Anna Swanwick (1813–1899) by Katherine Bruce © National Portrait Gallery, London