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Helen Dendy Bosanquet
This is a survey written with the intention of making some literature accessible only in Russian available to English-speaking readers. TATIANA E. KULAKOVSKAJA NATALIA I. NAUMOVA Editors’ note: The assistance of Joseph V. Romanovsky in the preparation of this contribution is acknowledged. Helen Dendy Bosanquet (1860–1925) Helen Dendy Bosanquet was the ﬁfth of nine children of John Dendy (1824– 94) and Sarah Beard (1831–1922). She grew up in the conﬁnes of one of those nonconformist clergyman’s families which created ‘an aristocracy of talent’ in Victorian England. Four of the children ﬁt this description. Older brother John was a successful lawyer and amateur writer of travel books and lay sermons, oldest sister Mary became a teacher and social worker, while Arthur, the second youngest son, became a noted botanist. As prominent social worker, Royal Commissioner and fairly proliﬁc author, Helen Dendy became the most famous in this talented family. When her youngest brother graduated in 1885, Helen Dendy, who until then had been involved in housekeeping for her large family, decided to acquire some higher education for herself to supplement the limited education she had received from her mother and a German governess. In 1886, she entered Newnham College, Cambridge, taking the Moral Sciences Tripos and specializing in political economy studies. Her period as a student therefore coincided with the return of Alfred Marshall to Cambridge, as its new Professor of Political Economy. She attended his classes from 1887 to 1889, including his Advanced Political Economy Class...
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