What's New: March 2019?

March 14, 2019

The March 2019 update adds 16 articles, containing 16 biographies, accompanied by 4 portrait likenesses. The particular focus is on women’s lives in the nineteenth century and on twentieth-century women historians. These newly-added lives are introduced by Professor Rosemary Mitchell of Leeds Trinity University and by Dr Laura Carter of the University of Cambridge.

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New and updated subjects - March 2019

Fay [née Moore], (Ann) Patricia (d.1979), arts education charity founder

 

Goveia, Elsa Vesta (d. 1980), historian

 

Greatorex, Martha (d.1829), keyboardist and composer

 

Hodgson (née Gibson; first married name: Roberts), Agnes Willoughby (d.1949), journalist and antiques expert

 

Lobel [née Rogers], Mary Doreen [Roddy] (d.1993), historian and editor

 

Macready [M’cready] (née Desmond), Sarah (d.1853), actress and theatre manager

 

Meads [née Gladish], Dorothy May (d.1958), historian and college principal

 

Porter, Enid Mary (d.1984), historian and museum curator

 

Purdie (née Ayres), Ethel Matilda Ayres (d.1923), accountant and suffragist

 

Smith, Mary Harris (d.1934), accountant  

 

Stodart, Mary Anne (d. 1866), schoolteacher and advice book writer

 

Stuart (née Fraser), Elma (d.1903), woodcarver, nutritionist, and confidante of George Eliot

 

Trevor, Sarah Frances [Fanny] (d.1904), college principal

 

Warde (née Becker),  Beatrice Lamberton Becker (d.1969), typographer

 

Watts [née Fraser Tytler ], Mary Seton (d.1938), artist, designer, and architect  

 

Whitwell, Catherine Vale (d.1873), educationist and communitarian

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 Discover a full list of entries added this year.