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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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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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Hunt, Violet Edith Gwynllyn Brooke- (1870–1910), writer, social worker, and political activist, was born at The Court, Tibberton, Gloucestershire, on 18 June 1870, the eldest daughter of Charles George Hunt, afterwards Brooke-Hunt, who had retired as a lieutenant in the Royal Navy, and his wife, ...

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Narayan, Jayaprakash (1902–1979), political activist and social worker, was born on 11 October 1902 in the village of Shitab Diara, Bihar, in an upper caste (Kayastha) family of modest means, the fourth of six children of Harsu Dayal, a government official, and his wife, ...

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Stanton, Hannah Margaret (1913–1993), social worker and anti-apartheid activist, was born on 30 November 1913 at 36 Gloucester Road, Teddington, Middlesex, eldest child of Sir Thomas Ernest Stanton (1865–1931), director of engineering at the National Physical Laboratory, and Martha Grace (1878–1953), daughter of ...