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Dame Louisa Innes Lumsden (1840–1935) by Olive Edis, c. 1925 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Lumsden, Dame Louisa Innes (1840–1935), promoter of women's education, headmistress, and suffragist, was born on 31 December 1840 in Aberdeen. She was the seventh and youngest child of Clements Lumsden (d. 1853), advocate and writer to the signet, and his wife, Jane (...

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Munro [née Donald], Dame Alison (1914–2008), civil servant and headmistress, was born on 12 February 1914 at Dean Place, Liskeard, Cornwall, the fourth of five children (the first of whom died in infancy) of John Donald, a medical doctor, and his wife, ...

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Dorinda Neligan (1833–1914) by Sir James Jebusa Shannon, c. 1901 reproduced by kind permission of the Council of the Girls' Day School Trust

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Neligan, Dorinda (1833–1914), headmistress and suffragette, was born on 9 June 1833 in Cork, the fifth daughter of Thomas Neligan, a lieutenant in the army. She was educated at home by her mother, a woman of great culture, and later in Germany and ...