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Mary Clara Sophia Neal (1860–1944) by unknown photographer courtesy EFDSS


Neal, Mary Clara Sophia (1860–1944), social worker and folk-dance collector, was born on 5 June 1860 at 21 Noel Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, the eldest of the three children of David Neal (1834–1918), button manufacturer, and his wife, Sarah Ann, née Smith (1833–1914). The family was prosperous, but ...


Taylor, Sedley (1834–1920), music scholar and benefactor, was born on 29 November 1834 at Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, the son of George Taylor, a surgeon. He was educated at University College School, London, and he matriculated at Trinity College, Cambridge, in Michaelmas 1855; he became a scholar in 1857, graduated BA (sixteenth wrangler) in 1859, and proceeded MA in 1862. He was junior bursar of ...