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Baxter [née fforde], Kathleen Mary Carver [Kay] (1904–1994), careers adviser and playwright, was born in Bulandshahar, India, on 16 September 1904, the eldest daughter of Arthur Brownlow fforde, an Indian Civil Service judge, and his wife, Mary Alice Branson. Arthur Frederic Brownlow fforde...

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Florence Eveleen Eleanore Bell, Lady Bell (1851–1930) by unknown photographer courtesy of Middlesbrough Libraries & Information

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Bell [née Olliffe], Florence Eveleen Eleanore, Lady Bell (1851–1930), author, social investigator, and playwright, was born on 9 September 1851 at 2 rue St Florentin, Paris, the youngest of the four children of Sir Joseph Olliffe (1808–1869), physician to the British embassy in ...

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Ebsworth [née Fairbrother], Mary Emma (1794–1881), playwright and translator, was born on 2 September 1794 in London, the eldest daughter of Robert Fairbrother (1769–1841), actor and popular entertainer, and his wife, Mary Bailey, the daughter of the actor Joseph Grimaldi's sometime landlady. Her early life is mostly unrecorded but was influenced strongly by both parents. From her mother, who had been raised in a convent at ...

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(Isabella) Augusta Gregory, Lady Gregory (1852–1932) by Sir William Orpen National Gallery of Ireland

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Gregory [née Persse], (Isabella) Augusta, Lady Gregory (1852–1932), playwright, folklorist, and literary patron, was born on 15 March 1852, at Roxborough House, near Loughrea, co. Galway, Ireland, the twelfth of sixteen children of Dudley Persse (1802–1878), and his second wife, Frances, née...

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Trotter [married name Cockburn], Catharine (1674?–1749), playwright and philosopher, was born in High Holborn, London, probably on 16 August 1674, the second of the two daughters of David Trotter (d. 1684), naval captain, and his wife, Sarah Bellenden, who was related to ...