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Furse [née Symonds], Dame Katharine (1875-1952), nurse and nursing administrator

Vera Laughton Mathews

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

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

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Furse [née Symonds], Dame Katharine (1875-1952), nurse and nursing administrator, was born at Clifton, Bristol, on 23 November 1875, the fourth daughter of the author John Addington Symonds (1840-1893) and his wife, Janet Catherine, sister of the painter and traveller Marianne North (1830-1890) and daughter of Frederick North, squire of ...

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