in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
P ublished online September 2014 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Archaeology; Financial Aspects of Art; Conservation, Restoration, and Care of Artworks; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture. 1282 words.
Pretty [née Dempster], Edith May (1883–1942), landowner and benefactor, was born on 1 August 1883 at Elland, near Halifax, Yorkshire, the second daughter of Robert Dempster (d. 1925), then...