La Fite, Marie Elisabeth de [née Marie Elisabeth le Boué] (1737–1794), author, translator, and governess, was born on 21 August 1737 in Hamburg (or perhaps Altona), the daughter of Alexander le Boué, merchant, and his wife, Marie Elisabeth, née Cottin. Both parents originated from the ...
Clarissa Campbell Orr
revised by S. J. Skedd
Philipps, Jenkin Thomas (d. 1755), translator and tutor, was of Welsh origin. He studied at the University of Basel, where in 1707 he delivered a Latin oration, 'Uses of travel', which was published in London in 1715. He appears to have held a place in the ...