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Fairlie, Alison Anna Bowie (1917–1993), scholar of French literature, was born on 23 May 1917 at the manse, Lerwick, Shetland, the eldest daughter of Robert Paul Fairlie, minister of the Church of Scotland, and his wife, Florence Annie Allan, née Wilson. She always maintained an intense feeling for her homeland. ...

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Gill, Austin (1906–1990), French scholar, was born on 3 September 1906 at 6B Northgate Street, Stockport, the second child and first son of Austin Gill (b. 1876/7), a cotton operative, and his wife, Ada, née Nuttall (b. 1880/81). His parents were also born in the ...

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Moncrieff, Charles Kenneth Michael Scott (1889–1930), translator, was born on 25 September 1889 at Weedingshall, Polmont, near Falkirk, Stirlingshire, the third son of William George Scott Moncrieff (1846–1927), advocate and sheriff substitute for Stirlingshire, and his wife, Jessie Margaret (1858–1936), daughter of Robert Scott Moncrieff...

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Starkie, Enid Mary (1897–1970), French scholar, was born on 18 August 1897 in Dublin, the daughter of the Rt Hon. William Joseph Myles Starkie (1860–1920), classical scholar and last resident commissioner of national education in Ireland under British rule, and his wife, May (...

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Strachey, (Joan) Pernel (1876–1951), college head and French scholar, was born on 14 March 1876 at Stowey House, Clapham Common. She was the eighth of ten surviving children (five daughters) of Lieutenant-General Sir Richard Strachey (1817–1908), Indian administrator and president of the Royal Geographical Society...

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Vinaver, Eugène [Yevgeny Maksimovich Vinaver] (1899–1979), literary scholar, was born on 18 June 1899 in St Petersburg, Russia, the son of Maksim Moiseyevich Vinaver (1863–1926), lawyer and politician. His father was a member of the first national Duma, and, following the 1917 revolution, minister of foreign relations in the regional government in the ...