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Crosby, Theo

Alan Powers

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography


Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/54828

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Crosby, Theo (1925–1994), designer and architect, was born on 3 April 1925 in Mafeking, South Africa, the only child of Nicholas Johannes Crosby (d. 1938), compound engineer for a gold mine, and his wife, Nicholas Johannes Goosen (a name chosen before birth for the boy it was hoped she would be). His parents were cousins, whose families were multiply intermarried. They were Afrikaners, with the exception of ...

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