The March 2019 update adds 16 articles, containing 16 biographies, accompanied by 4 portrait likenesses. The particular focus is on women’s lives in the nineteenth century and on twentieth-century women historians. These newly-added lives are introduced by Professor Rosemary Mitchell of Leeds Trinity University and by Dr Laura Carter of the University of Cambridge.
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New and updated subjects - March 2019
Fay [née Moore], (Ann) Patricia (d.1979), arts education charity founder
Goveia, Elsa Vesta (d. 1980), historian
Greatorex, Martha (d.1829), keyboardist and composer
Hodgson (née Gibson; first married name: Roberts), Agnes Willoughby (d.1949), journalist and antiques expert
Lobel [née Rogers], Mary Doreen [Roddy] (d.1993), historian and editor
Macready [M’cready] (née Desmond), Sarah (d.1853), actress and theatre manager
Meads [née Gladish], Dorothy May (d.1958), historian and college principal
Porter, Enid Mary (d.1984), historian and museum curator
Purdie (née Ayres), Ethel Matilda Ayres (d.1923), accountant and suffragist
Smith, Mary Harris (d.1934), accountant
Stodart, Mary Anne (d. 1866), schoolteacher and advice book writer
Stuart (née Fraser), Elma (d.1903), woodcarver, nutritionist, and confidante of George Eliot
Trevor, Sarah Frances [Fanny] (d.1904), college principal
Warde (née Becker), Beatrice Lamberton Becker (d.1969), typographer
Watts [née Fraser Tytler ], Mary Seton (d.1938), artist, designer, and architect
Whitwell, Catherine Vale (d.1873), educationist and communitarian
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