What's New: June 2022

June 9, 2022

This month’s update adds the lives of nine women active over three centuries: a leading soprano, an actress and novelist, the author of a moral essay, painters of birds in India and still lifes in Norfolk, a promoter of Devon lace, a reviver of handmade textile crafts, an early film critic, and a documentary film maker.  

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New and updated subjects - June 2022

Barry, Iris [née Iris Sylvia Symes Crump; married names Porter, Abbott] (1895–1969), writer, film critic, and film curator

Canning, George (1736–1771), lawyer, poet, and pamphleteer [see under Hunn (née Costello; other married name Canning; other name Reddish), Mary Ann (1747–1827]

Craigie [married names Begbie-Clench, Dell, Foot], Noreen Jean [Jill] (1911–1999), film-maker, writer, and feminist scholar

Duparc, (Anna Maria) Elisabeth Rossa [Lisabetta Du Parc; performing name La Francesina] (c.1715–1778), singer

Gwillim [née Symonds], Elizabeth, Lady Gwillim (1763–1807), painter, ornithologist, and naturalist

Gwillim, Sir Henry (1759–1837), legal writer and judge [see under Gwillim [née Symonds], Elizabeth, Lady Gwillim]

Howard [née Byron; other married name Musgrave], Isabella, countess of Carlisle (1721–1795), author, traveller, and figure of scandal

Hunn [née Costello; other married name Canning; other name Reddish], Mary Ann (1747–1827), actress, novelist, and correspondent

Kendon, Margery Maud Gildersleeve [other name Marjorie Kendon] (1902–1985), weaver

Stannard [née Coppin], Emily (1802–1885), artist

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