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Colefax [née Halsey], Sibyl Sophie Julia, Lady Colefax (1874–1950), hostess and interior decorator, was born on 4 December 1874, at The Poplars, Wimbledon Common, Surrey (the house of her uncle, Walter Bagehot). She was the third but only surviving daughter (and fifth and last child) of ...


Morris, William (1834–1896), designer, author, and visionary socialist, was born at Elm House, Walthamstow, on 24 March 1834, eldest surviving son and fourth of the ten children of William Morris (1797–1847), financier in the City of London, and his wife, Emma (1805–1894), daughter of ...


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William Morris (1834–1896) by George Frederic Watts, 1870 © National Portrait Gallery, London


Robertson [née Lewis], Doris Adeney, Lady Robertson, (1899–1981), architect, interior designer, and writer, was born in the suburb of Kew, Melbourne, Australia, on 8 March 1899, the daughter of John Reynolds Lewis, an agent and manufacturer, and his wife, Sarah Jane Agnes, ...