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Dover, Cedric Cyril (1904–1961), entomologist, anthropologist, and poet, was born on 11 April 1904 in Calcutta to Eurasian parents, Percy and Sophy Dover. He was a descendant of Colonel James Skinner, the founder of what became Skinner's Horse, himself born to a Scottish father and a ...


Opie [née Archibald], Iona Margaret Balfour (1923–2017), folklorist, book collector, and historian of children’s lore and literature, was born on 13 October 1923 at 39 Lexden Road, Colchester, Essex, the daughter of Sir Robert George Archibald (1880–1953), a pathologist specializing in tropical diseases, knighted in ...


Iona Opie (1923-2017), by Norman McBeath, 1997

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Rivers, George Henry Lane Fox Pitt- (1890–1966), author, anthropologist, and Second World War internee, was born George Henry Fox Pitt on 22 May 1890 at 4 Grosvenor Gardens, London, the first of the two children of Alexander Edward Fox Pitt (later Lane Fox Pitt-Rivers; ...