What's New: November 2020

November 11, 2020

This month’s update contains 15 new articles on lives connecting the United Kingdom with Australia and New Zealand, the Far East, India, the Indian Ocean, Africa, and North America.

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New and updated subjects - November 2020

Boisragon, Alan Maxwell (1860–1922), army officer and police commander

Gordon [née Marjoribanks], Dame Ishbel Maria, marchioness of Aberdeen and Temair (1857–1939), philanthropist and vicereine

Griffiths, David (1792–1863), missionary to Madagascar

Haire, Norman (1892–1952), medical practitioner and sexologist

Harris, James Rendel (1852–1941), biblical scholar and palaeographer

Jones, David (1797–1841), missionary to Madagascar

Kivell, Sir Rex de Charembac Nan (1898–1977), antiquarian, art collector, art dealer, and benefactor

Lambrick, Hugh Trevor (1904–1982), administrator in India and historian

MacQueen, James (1778–1870), geographer, slaveowner, and pro-slavery propagandist

Marval, Alice Marietta (1865–1904), medical missionary

Root, Howard Eugene (1926–2007), theologian and Church of England priest

Swanzy, Henry Valentine Leonard (1915–2004), radio producer

Tuck, Oswald Thomas (1876–1950), naval officer and Japanologist

Webb (née Molyneux; later Peploe), Annie (1806–1880), novelist

West, Grace Hedwig (Hedy, earlier Hedie) (1938–2016), banjoist, singer, and composer

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