What's New: December 2020

December 10, 2020

This month’s update adds thirteen new articles covering DNA researchers, musicologists, and women in politics, diplomacy, authorship, and teaching.

Read the summary of new content and review of the 360 lives added in 2020 here.

New and updated subjects - December 2020

Cecil [née Alderson], Georgina Caroline Gascoyne-, marchioness of Salisbury (1826–1899), political wife

Dickins, Percy Charles (1921–2002), publisher and founder of the British top ten music chart

Gellhorn, Hans Fritz (Peter) (1912–2004), conductor, pianist, and composer

Glossop, Joseph (1793–1850), theatrical speculator and manager

Meyer, Ernst Hermann Ludimar (1905–1988), composer and musicologist

Prescott, Hilda Frances Margaret (1896–1972), historian and historical novelist

Reid, Rachel Robertson (1876–1952), historian and educationalist

Roberts, John Anthony Storm (1936–2009), ethnomusicologist and record producer

Russell [née Rawdon], Elizabeth Anne [known as Lady William Russell] (1793–1874), hostess

Stokes, Alexander Rawson (1919–2003), physicist

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

Villiers [née Lady Katharine Grimston], Katharine, countess of Clarendon (1810–1874), diarist and political wife

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

Warrack, Grace Harriet (1855–1932), editor and translator

Wilson, Herbert Rees (1929–2008), physicist

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