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Davidoff, Leonore (1932–2014), sociologist and historian  

Catherine Hall

Davidoff, Leonore (1932–2014), sociologist and historian, was born in New York on 31 January 1932, the daughter of Leo Max Davidoff (1898–1975), and his wife Ida née Fisher (1903–2001). Her parents were both Jewish immigrants from eastern Europe. Her father had migrated to the ...

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Sir Patrick Geddes (1854–1932) by Lafayette, 1931 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Geddes, Sir Patrick (1854–1932), social evolutionist and city planner  

Helen Meller

Geddes, Sir Patrick (1854–1932), social evolutionist and city planner, was born at Ballater, west Aberdeenshire, Scotland, on 2 October 1854, the youngest son of Alexander Geddes (1808–1899), and his wife, Janet Stivenson. His father was a quartermaster in the Black Watch; his mother came from a family of strict Presbyterian covenanters....

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Harrisson, Tom Harnett (1911–1976), ornithologist, museum curator, and co-founder of the Mass-Observation social survey project  

Judith M. Heimann

Harrisson, Tom Harnett (1911–1976), ornithologist, museum curator, and co-founder of the Mass-Observation social survey project, was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on 26 September 1911, the elder of the two children of Brigadier-General Geoffry Harnett Harrisson (1881–1939) and his wife, Marie Ellen (Doll; 1886–1961)...

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Jencks, Charles Alexander (1939–2019), architectural critic, cultural theorist, and landscape designer  

Eva Branscome

Jencks, Charles Alexander (1939–2019), architectural critic, cultural theorist, and landscape designer, was born on 21 June 1939 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, the son of the composer and pianist Gardner Platt Jencks (1907–1989) and his wife, Ruth DeWitt, née Pearl (1907–1992...

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Penty, Arthur Joseph (1875–1937), architect and social thinker  

Peter C. Grosvenor

Penty, Arthur Joseph (1875–1937), architect and social thinker, was born at 16 Elmwood Street, St Laurence, York, on 17 March 1875, the second son of Walter Green Penty (1852–1902), architect, and his wife, Emma Seller. After attending St Peter's School in York he was apprenticed in 1888 to his father. Working in the leading architectural firm in late Victorian ...