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Armstrong, Lilias Eveline (1882–1937), phonetician, born on 29 September 1882 at 152 Eccles New Road, Pendlebury, near Manchester, was the daughter of James William Armstrong, Free Methodist church minister, and his wife, Mary Elizabeth Armstrong, née Hunter. On 24 September 1926, at the ...

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Baker, Anne Elizabeth (1786–1861), philologist, was born at Northampton on 16 June 1786, and was baptized on 25 July at the Castle Hill Independent Church, the daughter of Richard Baker and his wife, Ann. She was the younger sister of George Baker (1781–1851)...

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See Bleek, Wilhelm Heinrich Immanuel

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Davies [née Morpurgo], Anna Elbina Laura Margherita [known as Anna Morpurgo Davies] (1937–2014), linguist and philologist, was born on 21 June 1937 in Milan, the fourth child and only daughter of Augusto Morpurgo (d. 1939), engineer, and his wife ...

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Eugénie Jane Andrina Henderson (1914–1989) by unknown photographer photograph reproduced by courtesy of The British Academy

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Henderson [married name Meier], Eugénie Jane Andrina (1914–1989), phonetician and linguistic scholar, was born on 2 October 1914 at Rose Villa, Archbold Terrace, Newcastle upon Tyne, the daughter of William Alexander Cruikshank Henderson, civil engineer, and his wife, Pansy Viola, née Schurer...

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Law, Vivien Anne, Lady Shackleton (1954–2002), linguistic scholar, was born on 22 March 1954 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, the only daughter and elder child of John Ernest Law, engineer, and his wife, Anne Elizabeth. Both parents were of English origin, and had emigrated from ...

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Lindo, Abigail (1803–1848), lexicographer, was born in London on 3 August 1803, the third daughter and fifth child of the eighteen children of David Abarbanel Lindo (1772–1852), a prominent Jewish communal worker, and his wife, Sarah (1777–1852), the daughter of Abraham Mocatta and his wife, ...

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See Bleek, Wilhelm Heinrich Immanuel

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Murray, Hilda Mary Emily Ada Ruthven (1875–1951), philologist and literary scholar, was born on 17 November 1875 at Hammer's Lane, Mill Hill, London, the fifth child and eldest daughter of the lexicographer Sir James Murray (1837–1915) and his second wife, Ada Agnes, née...

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Otté, Elise Charlotte (1818–1903), linguist and historian, was born in Copenhagen on 30 September 1818. Nothing is known of her father beyond his surname and the fact that he was Danish, nor of her mother save that she was English and called Mary Anne...

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Pennington, Anne Elizabeth (1934–1981), Slavonic philologist, was born on 31 March 1934 at Maarama, Pigeon Lane, Herne Bay, Kent, the second daughter of Alan Mather Pennington (1889–1955), manufacturer, and his wife, Janet Winifred, née Aitken (1894–1966), teacher. She was educated at Simon Langton Girls' Grammar School, Canterbury...

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Reynolds, (Eva Mary) Barbara (1914–2015), Italian scholar, lexicographer, and translator, was born on 13 June 1914 at 53 Egerton Road, Bristol, the only child of Alfred Charles Reynolds (1884–1969), composer, and later musical director of the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith...

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Russell [née Cooke], Elizabeth, Lady Russell [other married name Elizabeth Hoby, Lady Hoby] (1528–1609), linguist and courtier, was the third of five learned daughters of Sir Anthony Cooke (1505/6–1576) of Gidea Hall, Essex, tutor to Edward VI, and his wife, Anne...

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Strang [née Carr], Barbara Mary Hope, Lady Strang (1925–1982), English language scholar, born on 20 April 1925 at 18 Belvedere Road, Penge, London, was the only child of Frederick Albert Carr, of Wimbledon, and his wife, Amy Maud Wood. Her father was an engineer who suffered unemployment in the 1930s. She grew up in ...

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Thompson, Edith [pseud. Evelyn Todd] (1848–1929), historian and lexicographer, was born on 16 May 1848 in Greenwich, the eldest of the two surviving daughters (at least one other daughter and one son died young) of Thomas Perronet Edward Thompson (1813–1904), a judge, and his wife, ...

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Ward, Ida Caroline (1880–1949), phonetician and scholar of west African languages, was born at Bradford, Yorkshire, on 4 October 1880, the eighth child of Samson Ward, a wool merchant, and his wife, Hannah, daughter of Charles Tempest, also of Bradford. She went to school in ...

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Wardale, Edith Elizabeth (1863–1943), philologist and literary scholar, was born on 6 March 1863 at the rectory, Orcheston St Mary, Wiltshire, the daughter of the Revd John Wardale (1824–1903), rector of Orcheston St Mary and sometime fellow of Clare College, Cambridge, and his wife, ...