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Adler, Henrietta [Nettie] (1868–1950), social worker and Jewish political activist, was born in London on 1 December 1868, the elder daughter of Rabbi Dr Hermann Adler (1839–1911) and his wife, Rachel Joseph (d. 1912). Her father was the son of Dr Nathan Marcus Adler...

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Nicholas Bronson Albery (1948–2001) by David Cohen, 2000 © David Cohen

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Albery, Nicholas Bronson (1948–2001), social activist and charity founder, was born on 28 July 1948 at Bricket House, Bricket Road, St Albans, Hertfordshire, the second of three children of Sir Donald Arthur Rolleston Albery (1914–1988), theatre owner and theatrical manager, and his second wife, ...

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Barr [née Moyles], (Sarah) Venie (1875–1947), political activist and philanthropist, was born at Abbeyleix, Queen's county, on 3 October 1875, the daughter of James Moyles, a trader, and his wife, Eliza Jane Pratt. On 2 July 1901 she married Ainsworth Barr (...

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Blount, Elizabeth Anne Mould de Sodington [née Elizabeth Anne Mould Williams; other married name Elizabeth Anne Mould Morgan], Lady de Sodington Blount (1850–1935), pamphlet writer and social activist, was born on 7 May 1850 at 82 Upper Stamford Street near Waterloo, Lambeth, London...

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Brown, Myra Eleanor Sadd [née Myra Eleanor Sadd] (1872–1938), women's rights activist and internationalist, was born on 3 October 1872 in Maldon, Essex, the tenth of eleven children of John Granger Sadd and Mary Ann Price. The family ran a firm of timber merchants and processors in ...

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Buxton [née Jebb], Dorothy Frances (1881–1963), humanitarian and social activist, was born on 3 March 1881 at The Lyth, Ellesmere, Shropshire, the youngest daughter of Arthur Trevor Jebb (1839–1894), barrister and philanthropic squire, and his wife, Eglantyne Louisa Jebb (1845–1925), community worker and poet, the sister of ...

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Chaudhurani, Sarala Devi (1872–1945), political activist and campaigner for women's rights in India, was born on 9 September 1872 at Jorasanko, Calcutta, the younger daughter and youngest of the three children of Janakinath Ghosal (1840–1913), son of a local zamindar of Krishnanagar, and a supporter of the ...

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Cook, Ida [pseud. Mary Burchell] (1904–1986), author and campaigner for Jewish refugees, was born on 24 August 1904 at 37 Croft Avenue, Sunderland, the second of four children of William James Cook (1865–1959), surveyor of customs and excise, and his wife, Mary, ...

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Catherine Courtney, Lady Courtney of Penwith (1847–1929) by George James Coates © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Courtney [née Potter], Catherine [Kate], Lady Courtney of Penwith (1847–1929), social worker and internationalist, was born on 4 April 1847 at Gayton Hall, Herefordshire, the second of nine daughters of Richard Potter (1817–1892), railway entrepreneur and speculator, and his wife, Lawrencina, née...

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Louise Hume Creighton (1850–1936) by Glyn Philpot, 1918 © Estate of Glyn Philpot

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Creighton [née von Glehn], Louise Hume (1850–1936), social activist and writer of popular history and biography, was born on 7 July 1850 at Peak Hill Lodge, Sydenham, on the outskirts of London, tenth child of Robert William von Glehn (1801–1885) and Agnes Duncan (...

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Ellis, Marian Emily [married name Marian Emily Cripps, Lady Parmoor] (1878–1952), philanthropist and political activist, was born at The Park, Standard Hill, Nottingham, on 6 January 1878, one of the twin daughters of the colliery owner and Liberal MP John Edward Ellis (1841–1910)...

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Findlay [née Backhouse], Dame Harriet Jane, Lady Findlay (1881–1954), political activist and philanthropist, was born on 12 March 1881, the only daughter of Sir Jonathan Edmund Backhouse, first baronet (1849–1918), and his wife, Florence (d. 1902), youngest daughter of Sir John Salusbury Salusbury-Trelawny, ...

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Fry [née Pease], Sophia, Lady Fry (1837–1897), philanthropist and political activist, was born on 11 June 1837 at East Mount, Darlington, co. Durham, the first of the two daughters of John Pease (1797–1868), woollen manufacturer and director of the Stockton and Darlington Railway...

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Amy Ashwood Garvey (1895/18971897–1969) by unknown photographer © reserved; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Garvey, Amy Ashwood (1895/1897–1969), pan-African organizer and feminist, is variously recorded as having been born on 18 January 1895 and on 10 January 1897, in Port Antonio, Jamaica. She was the only daughter among three children of Michael Delbert Ashwood, businessman, and his wife, ...

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Allan Horsfall (1927–2012) by unknown photographer, 1970s courtesy of Peter Tatchell