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Amabel Hume- Campbell, suo jure Countess De Grey (1751–1833) by unknown artist, c. 1776 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Campbell, Amabel Hume- [née Lady Amabel Yorke], suo jure Countess De Grey (1751–1833), political writer, was born on 22 January 1751, the first of the two children of Philip Yorke, second earl of Hardwicke (1720–1790), and his wife, Jemima Yorke, née Campbell, ...

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Kortright, Frances Isabella Staveley Berkeley Wood [pseud. Fanny Aikin Kortright] (1821–1900), author and anti-suffragist, was born in Harper Street, Kent Road, London, on 28 January 1821, the seventeenth and youngest child of Nicholas Berkeley (or Berkley) Kortright (1769–1840) and his wife, Elizabeth, ...

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Mayo, Katherine (1867–1940), author in the United States of America, was born on 24 January 1867 in Ridgeway, Pennsylvania, USA, the daughter of James Henry Mayo, mining engineer, and his wife, Harriet Elizabeth, née Ingraham. The Mayos were descended from the Revd John Mayo...

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Perham, Dame Margery Freda (1895–1982), writer on African affairs and university teacher, was born at 219 Walmersley Road, Bury, Lancashire, on 6 September 1895, the youngest in the family of five sons and two daughters of Frederick Perham (1854–1924), wine and spirit merchant, and his wife, ...

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Dame Margery Freda Perham (1895–1982) by Sir William Rothenstein, 1919 © Estate of Sir William Rothenstein / National Portrait Gallery, London