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This month’s update adds sixteen new lives, with a transnational focus, whether those who came to Britain, or Britons abroad: including the poets Pierre de Cardonnel and Emma Lyon, the chemist Ephraim Seehl, the foundling and mariner George King, the art dealer Ernest Gambart, the politician Mary Ellen Smith, the Holocaust Library founder Alfred Wiener, and the ethnomusicologist Hugh Tracey.
Born in Cornwall, the daughter of a copper miner, Mary Ellen Smith moved with her family to the Northumberland coalfield and married a coal miner. They emigrated to British Columbia where both she and her husband pursued political careers.