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Nancy Freeman-Mitford, CBE (1904-1973) styled The Hon. Nancy Mitford before her marriage and The Hon. Mrs Peter Rodd thereafter, was an English novelist and biographer, one of the Bright Young People on the London social scene in the inter-war years.


Bessie Smith began her professional career in 1912. By the 1920s, she was a leading artist in black shows on the TOBA circuit and at the 81 Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia.


Kang Tongbi (Kang Tung Pih) 康同璧, circa 1905. "The daughter of a Chinese intellectual, Tongbi was the first Asian student at Barnard. After the fall of the Qing dynasty in 1911, Tongbi returned to China and became involved in feminist causes. Unlike many other women of her class, Tongbi’s feet had never been bound as her parents objected to the practice. In Shanghai, Tongbi co-founded a Tianzuhui (Natural Feet Society) with a female doctor." ... [cont'd]


Doris Lessing is a British novelist, poet, playwright, librettist, biographer and short story writer. She is ranked fifth on The Times 50 greatest British writers since 1945

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Hamilton biographer Ron Chernow concludes that while no relationship can be conclusively proven, he is led to believe that Hamilton had "at the very least" an "adolescent crush" on Laurens. Chernow also states that "Hamilton did not form friendships easily and never again revealed his interior life to another man as he had to Laurens. After the death of John Laurens, Hamilton shut off some compartment of his emotions and never reopened it." #Hamilton