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Wigham, Elizalocked

  • Lesley M. Richmond


Wigham, Eliza (1820–1899), philanthropist and women's activist, was born at 5 South Gray Street, Newington, Edinburgh, on 23 February 1820, the third of the six surviving children of John Wigham (c.1784–1864), a shawl manufacturer, and his wife, Jane Richardson (d...

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