Show Summary Details

Page of
<p>Printed from Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a single article for personal use (for details see <a href="https://global.oup.com/privacy" target="_blank">Privacy Policy</a> and <a href="/page/legal-notice" target="_blank">Legal Notice</a>).</span></p><p>date: 25 June 2019</p>

Origo [née Cutting], Dame Iris Margaretlocked

(1902–1988)
  • Caroline Moorehead

Extract

Origo [née Cutting], Dame Iris Margaret (1902–1988), writer and historian, was born on 15 August 1902 at Beechwood Cottage, Birdlip, Gloucestershire, the only child of the American-born William Bayard Cutting (1878–1910) and his wife, Lady Sybil Marjorie Cuffe (1879–1943). Iris's father was a member of a prosperous and philanthropic family of ...

You do not currently have access to this article

Login

Please login to access the full content.

Subscribe

Access to the full content requires a subscription