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Croll [née Sprackett], Elisabeth Joan [Lisa] (1944–2007), Sinologist and anthropologist, was born on 21 September 1944 in Reefton, South Island, New Zealand, the daughter of Colston Robert (Bob) Sprackett (1916–1993) and his wife, Kathleen Joan (b. 1917). Her father was a Presbyterian minister from a poor background, and had defied the church's directives not to register as a conscientious objector during the Second World War. Her mother came from a long line of academics who in the mid-nineteenth century had been involved in setting up ...

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Lambert, Harold Ernest (1893–1967), Swahili scholar and ethnographer, was born on 4 September 1893 at Pield Heath, Hillingdon, Middlesex, the second of three sons of George Lambert (1863–1915), gardener, and Amy Hearn (1868/9–1937), both of Hillingdon. Lambert attended Bournemouth School from 1905 to 1912 when he was admitted to ...

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Rivers, Julian Alfred Lane Fox Pitt- (1919–2001), social anthropologist and Hispanist, was born on 16 March 1919 at 41 Hans Place, Chelsea, London, the second son of George Henry Lane Fox Pitt-Rivers (1890–1966), landowner and anthropologist, and his first wife, the Hon. Emily Rachel Forster...

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