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Angela Brazil (1868–1947) by Lafayette, c. 1934 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Brazil, Angela (1868–1947), children's writer, was born at 1 West Cliff, Preston, Lancashire, on 30 November 1868, the younger daughter and fourth child of Clarence Brazil (1831–1899) and his wife, Angelica McKinnell (1835/6–1915). The Brazils were of Irish descent and Angela was proud of her ‘Celtic’ ancestry, but with her dark hair and eyes she resembled in appearance her half-Spanish mother. ...

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Grant [née Newsome], Helen Frances (1903–1992), Spanish scholar, was born at Pill St George, Long Ashton, Somerset, on 26 December 1903, the daughter of Herbert Newsome, medical practitioner, and his wife, Christine Marguerite, née Gibbs. She attended a private school in Clifton...

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Hamilton [née Nanco], Marguerite Alberta Cora [Rita] (1907–1982), Hispanic scholar, was born of Anglo-French parentage in Port of Spain, Trinidad, on 11 June 1907. Her father, Robert John Nanco, was a barrister. She was educated in Trinidad to school certificate level; she then became a boarder at ...

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Hartley [married names Gallichan; Lewis], Catherine Gasquoine (1866/7–1928), author and art historian, was born in Antananarivo, Madagascar, the second of the two daughters of Richard Griffiths Hartley (c.1837–1870), missionary, and his wife, Catherine, née Gasquoine (bap. 1829). Both parents were from wealthy ...

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Hutchinson, Marjorie Eileen Henrietta Grice- [married name Marjorie Eileen Henrietta von Schlippenbach], Baroness von Schlippenbach (1909–2003), historian of economic thought and Hispanist, was born on 26 May 1909 at The Lodge, Silverdale Road, Eastbourne, Sussex, the only child of George William Grice-Hutchinson (1877–1959)...

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McClelland, Ivy Lilian (1908–2006), scholar of Spanish literature, was born on 18 May 1908 at 64 Sheil Road, West Derby, Liverpool, the only daughter and elder child of William Henry McClelland, insurance agent, and his wife, Selina, née Foxall. With her brother, Leslie (...