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Anstey [née Powell], Vera (1889–1976), economist, was born at Ivanhoe, Alders Road, Reigate, Surrey, on 3 January 1889, the second daughter in the family of three daughters and three sons of James Powell, a leather merchant, and his wife, Mary Sophia Higginbotham...

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Cohen, Ruth Louisa (1906–1991), economist and college head, was born on 10 November 1906 in Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire, the second child and elder daughter of the two daughters and three sons of Walter Samuel Cohen (1870–1960), barrister and financier, and his wife, Lucy Margaret, ...

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Hill, Mary Eglantyne [Polly] (1914–2005), economic anthropologist, was born on 10 June 1914 at 35 Park Side, Cambridge, the eldest child of Archibald Vivian Hill (1886–1977), physiologist, and his wife, Margaret Neville, née Keynes (d. 1970), social reformer. She was the progeny of a formidable ...

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Marjorie Hollond (1895–1977) by Elliott & Fry The Mistress and Fellows, Girton College, Cambridge

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Hollond [née Tappan], Marjorie (1895–1977), economist and academic administrator, was born in New York city, USA, on 31 October 1895, the elder daughter of Herman Tappan of Gloucester, Massachusetts, and his wife, Beatrice, née Haslitt. She was educated at Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania...

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Knowles [née Tomn], Lilian Charlotte Anne (1870–1926), economic historian, was born on 9 October 1870 in a country residence, Rosedale, Killagorden, St Clement, near Truro in Cornwall, the eldest daughter of Philip Sandy Tom (1822–1888), a local landowner and a barrister, and his wife, ...

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Mann, Julia de Lacy (1891–1985), economic historian and college head, was born on 22 August 1891 in London, the daughter of James Saumarez Mann (b. 1851), editor and former fellow and tutor of Trinity College, Oxford, and his wife, Amy Gertrude, née...

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Marcet, Jane Haldimand (1769–1858), writer on science and political economy, was born in London, one of twelve children and only surviving daughter of the Swiss merchant and banker Anthony Francis Haldimand (1740/41–1817) and his wife, Jane (d. 1785). She was baptized on 23 June 1769. The ...

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Jane Haldimand Marcet (1769–1858) by unknown engraver Edgar Fahs Smith Collection, University of Pennsylvania Library

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Marshall [née Paley], Mary (1850–1944), economist, was born on 24 October 1850 in the village of Ufford, near Stamford, the second daughter of the Revd Thomas Paley and his wife, Judith Wormald. She was the great-granddaughter of Archdeacon William Paley. Her sister and a younger brother also survived into adulthood....

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Ormerod, Eleanor Anne (1828–1901), economic entomologist, was born on 11 May 1828 at Sedbury Park, Gloucestershire, the youngest of the ten children of George Ormerod (1785–1873), historian and antiquary, and his wife, Sarah (1784–1860), eldest daughter of John Latham (1761–1843), a president of the ...

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Eleanor Anne Ormerod (1828–1901) by Elliott & Fry, c. 1900 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Penrose, Edith Elura Tilton (1914–1996), economist, was born on 29 November 1914 at Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, California, the daughter of George Albert Tilton, a civil engineer involved in road construction, and his wife, Hazel Sparling, a descendant of a passenger on the ...

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Pinchbeck, Ivy (1898–1982), economic historian, was born on 9 April 1898 at 29 Co-operative Street, Derby, the daughter of Elizabeth Hanson and her husband, Henry Pinchbeck, an insurance agent. After graduating from University College, Nottingham, in 1920, she taught history for several years at ...

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Power [married name Postan], Eileen Edna Le Poer (1889–1940), economic historian, was born at home at Parkdale, Dunham Massey, Altrincham, Cheshire, on 9 January 1889, the eldest of three daughters of Philip Ernest Le Poer Power (1860–1946), stockbroker, and his wife, Mabel Grindlay Clegg (1866–1903)...

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Eileen Edna Le Poer Power (1889–1940) by unknown photographer British Library of Political and Economic Science

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Reynard [formerly Reinherz], Helene (1875–1947), economist and college administrator, was born on 24 August 1875 in Vienna, the daughter (she had a brother and a sister) of Marcus Reinherz and Mina Schapira. Her family emigrated to Bradford, where her father owned a woollen mill. She was educated at ...

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Joan Violet Robinson (1903–1983) by Ramsey & Muspratt © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Robinson [née Maurice], Joan Violet (1903–1983), economist, was born in Camberley, Surrey, on 31 October 1903, the third child in the family of one son and four daughters of Major-General Sir Frederick Barton Maurice (1871–1951), a professional soldier who later became principal of ...