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Forbes, (Joan) Rosita (1890–1967), traveller and writer

Dorothy Middleton

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:

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Forbes, (Joan) Rosita (1890–1967), traveller and writer, was born on 16 January 1890 at Riseholme Hall, near Lincoln, the eldest of the six children of Herbert James Torr (1864–1935), landowner, and his wife, Rosita, daughter of Duncan Graham, of Lydiate, Willaston, Cheshire. Her childhood and upbringing were conventional, leaving her with few recollections beyond an early familiarity with horses and an enjoyment of reading. Her marriage on 5 October 1911 to ...

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