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Cashmore, Hilda (1876–1943), university teacher and welfare worker, was born on 22 August 1876 at Norton House, Norton Malreward, Somerset, the fifth of a family of six sisters. Her father was Samuel Cashmore, a merchant, and her mother was Mary, formerly Edmunds. She early became interested in political and social issues, her father being a Liberal and a free-trader. The sisters discussed politics as children and were active in local election campaigns. After an education at home in ...

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D'Aeth, Frederic George (1875–1940), social administrator and lecturer in social work, was born on 1 July 1875 at 4 Hydeside Terrace, Edmonton, Middlesex, the fourth of seven children of Alfred D'Aeth, a clerk in the Bank of England, and his wife, Elizabeth Gosling...

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Robertson, Hannah (1862–1950), educationist and promoter of higher education for women, was born at St Peter Street, Peterhead, Aberdeen, on 5 November 1862, the fourth of six remarkable sisters, daughters of Francis Robertson, who had a shipbuilding business, and his wife, Hannah Smith...

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Russell [née Stewart], Katherine Frances [Kit] (1909–1998), social worker and university teacher, was born at 20 Southwell Gardens, Kensington, London, on 6 April 1909, the eldest of the four daughters and second of the seven children of Sir Francis Hugh (Frank) Stewart (1869–1921)...

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Sheavyn, Phoebe Ann Beale (1865–1968), literary scholar and feminist, was born on 16 September 1865 in Long Street, Atherstone, Warwickshire. Her birth was registered nearly six weeks later by her mother, Jane Elizabeth Sheavyn, née Farmer. Her father, William Sale Sheavyn, was a draper in ...