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Appiah, Enid Margaret [Peggy] (1921–2006)  

Maker: Terry Fincher

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Enid Margaret Appiah (1921–2006) by Terry Fincher, 1955 Getty Images

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Appiah [née Cripps], Enid Margaret [Peggy] (1921–2006), anthologist and charity worker  

Nicholas Tucker

Appiah [née Cripps], Enid Margaret [Peggy] (1921–2006), anthologist and charity worker, was born on 21 May 1921 at Filkins, Gloucestershire, the youngest child in the family of three daughters and one son of Sir (Richard) Stafford Cripps (1889–1952), barrister and politician, and his wife, ...

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Berkeley [née Frinsham], Eliza (1734–1800), literary editor  

Elizabeth Eger

Berkeley [née Frinsham], Eliza (1734–1800), literary editor, was born at the vicarage of White Waltham in Windsor Forest, the eldest daughter of the Revd Henry Frinsham (d. 1745) and Elizabeth (d. 1754), youngest daughter of Francis Cherry, of Shottesbrooke House, Berkshire...

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Black, Dorothy [Kitty] (1914–2006), theatrical agent and translator  

Kate Dorney

Black, Dorothy [Kitty] (1914–2006), theatrical agent and translator, was born on 30 April 1914 in Johannesburg, South Africa, the younger daughter and youngest of six children of Francis Black (d. 1918), quantity surveyor, and his wife, Elizabeth Johanna, née Albertyn. A brother, ...

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Bosanquet, Theodora (1880–1961)  

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Theodora Bosanquet (1880–1961), by unknown photographer

MS Eng 1213.8. Houghton Library, Harvard University.

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Bosanquet, Theodora (1880–1961), literary editor and writer  

Catherine Clay

Bosanquet, Theodora (1880–1961), literary editor and writer, was born at Enfield Cottage, Sandown, Isle of Wight, on 3 October 1880, the daughter of Frederick Charles Tindal Bosanquet (1847–1928), curate of Yaverland, Sandown, and later (from 1892) rector of Catherston, Dorset...

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Bowdler, Henrietta Maria [Harriet] (1750–1830), writer and literary editor  

M. Clare Loughlin-Chow

Bowdler, Henrietta Maria [Harriet] (1750–1830), writer and literary editor, was born in Conington, Huntingdonshire, the daughter of Thomas Bowdler (bap. 1719, d. 1785), and his wife, Elizabeth Stuart Bowdler, née Cotton (d. 1797). She was one of six children, all of whom were raised in ...

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Bray [née Jacobs], Barbara (1924–2010), translator and script editor  

Dan Gunn

Bray [née Jacobs], Barbara (1924–2010), translator and script editor, was born at 35 Croxley Road, Maida Vale, London, on 24 November 1924, one of identical twins, daughters of Henry Jacobs, a clerical officer at the Ministry of Health, and his wife, Violet, ...

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Sonia Mary Brownell [Sonia Orwell] (1918–1980) by unknown photographer, 1949 [left, at the offices of Horizon] UCL, MSSRB, Orwell Archive 3B18

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Brownell [married names Blair, Pitt-Rivers], Sonia Mary [known as Sonia Orwell] (1918–1980), literary editor, writer, and friend of artists and intellectuals  

Ian Angus

Brownell [married names Blair, Pitt-Rivers], Sonia Mary [known as Sonia Orwell] (1918–1980), literary editor, writer, and friend of artists and intellectuals, was born Sonia Mary Brownell on 25 August 1918 at Mesra Thaua, Ranchi, Bihar, India, the younger daughter of ...

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Coleridge, Sara (1802–1852), writer and literary editor  

Bradford K. Mudge

Coleridge, Sara (1802–1852), writer and literary editor, was born on 23 December 1802 at Greta Hall, Keswick, the youngest of the three children of Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834), poet and philosopher, and his wife, Sara Fricker Coleridge (1770–1845). Although she spent little time in the company of her father, who, estranged from his wife, preferred ...

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Coleridge, Sara (1802–1852)  

Maker: Richard James Lane

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Sara Coleridge (1802–1852) by Richard James Lane, 1852 (after Samuel Laurence, 1848) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Cooper [née Price], Elizabeth (b. in or before 1698, d. 1761?), playwright and anthologist  

Yvonne Noble

Cooper [née Price], Elizabeth (b. in or before 1698, d. 1761?), playwright and anthologist, was the daughter of Aubrey Price (d. 1698) and his wife, Bridget Claypoole (c.1674–1738), daughter of John Claypoole, Oliver Cromwell's son-in-law and master of horse, and his second wife. Both her mother and grandmother were unfortunate in choosing the men in whom they placed their trust: though ...

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Dick, Kathleen Elsie [Kay] (1915–2001)  

Maker: John Vere Brown

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Kathleen Elsie Dick (1915–2001) by John Vere Brown, 1966 © John Vere Brown; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Dick, Kathleen Elsie [Kay] (1915–2001), editor and author  

Peter Burton

Dick, Kathleen Elsie [Kay] (1915–2001), editor and author, was born on 29 July 1915 at Queen Charlotte's Hospital, London, the only child of part-Irish sometime actress Kate Frances Coleman. She was never told the name of her father. Dick was the surname of a Swiss businessman, ...

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Eliot, (Esmé) Valerie (1926–2012)  

Maker: Angus McBean

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(Esmé) Valerie Eliot (1926–2012) by Angus McBean, 1957 © Harvard Theatre Collection, Harvard University

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Eliot [née Fletcher], (Esmé) Valerie (1926–2012), literary executor and editor  

Craig Raine

Eliot [née Fletcher], (Esmé) Valerie (1926–2012), literary executor and editor, was born on 17 August 1926 in Ancaster Road, Headingley, Leeds, the daughter of James Fletcher (1895–1957), an insurance manager at State Assurance Company, and his wife, Esmé May, née Bruce (1894–1987)...

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