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Pretty [née Dempster], Edith May (1883–1942), landowner and benefactor

Pauline M. Sabin Moore

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography


Published online September 2014 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/107144

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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 a gas engineer employed in his father's company, and his wife, Elizabeth, ...

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Subjects: Education ; Archaeology ; Financial Aspects of Art ; Conservation, Restoration, and Care of Artworks ; Social and Cultural History ; Society and Culture

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