What's new: November 2018

November 8, 2018

The November 2018 update adds 17 articles, containing 17 biographies, accompanied by 3 portrait likenesses. The particular focus is on the first generation of women admitted to the legal profession in the United Kingdom following the passage of the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act in 1919. These newly-added lives have been curated by Dr Judith Bourne of St Mary’s University, Twickenham.

From November 2018, the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (ODNB) offers biographies of 60,742 men and women who have shaped the British past, contained in 63,012 articles. 11,612 biographies include a portrait image of the subject – researched in partnership with the National Portrait Gallery, London. Read the full editorial introduction to this month’s update.

New and updated subjects - November 2018

 

Anderson, Madge Easton (d. 1982), lawyer

Archdale, Helen Elizabeth (Betty) (d. 2000), feminist, cricketer, and educationist

Ashford, Ethel Bright (d. 1980), barrister

Berthen, Edith Annie Jones (d. 1951), solicitor

Cave [married name: Altof], Bertha (d. 1951), campaigner for opening the legal profession to women

Chatterjee (née Broughton), Gladys Mary, Lady Chatterjee (d. 1969), industrial welfare promoter and barrister

Clapham, Olive Catherine [married name Miles] (d. 1973), barrister

Cobb, Monica Mary Geikie (d. 1946), barrister

Davies, [married name: Calvert], Theodora Llewelyn (d. 1988), barrister and penal reform campaigner

Davy, Beatrice Honour (d. 1966), barrister and later solicitor

Deverell, Averil Katherine Statter (d. 1979), barrister

Kyle, Frances Christian [Fay] (d. 1958), barrister

Milnes [née Primrose], Margaret Etrenne Hannah (Peggy) Crewe-, marchioness of Crewe (d. 1967), political hostess and justice of the peace

Morrison (married name Appelbe), Carrie (d. 1950), solicitor

Summers [née Broome], Ada Jane (d. 1944), local politician and justice of the peace

Sykes [married name: Browne], Mary Elaine (d. 1981), solicitor and socialist

Tata [married name: Lam], Mithan Ardeshir [Mithibai] d. 1981), social reformer and barrister

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Discover a full list of entries added this year.

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