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Ritchie [née Thackeray], Anne Isabella, Lady Ritchielocked

(1837–1919)
  • D. J. Taylor

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Ritchie [née Thackeray], Anne Isabella, Lady Ritchie (1837–1919), writer, was born on 9 June 1837 at 18 Albion Street, north of Hyde Park, London, the elder surviving daughter of William Makepeace Thackeray (1811–1863) and his wife, Isabella Gethin Creagh Shawe (1816–1893). The circumstances of her birth entered family legend: the homeopathic doctor recommended by her grandmother proved incompetent, and her father was forced to dash out in search of a replacement....

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