Dorothy Pilley, English climber in Glacier National Park
Dorothy Pilley Richards (1894 - 1986) was a prominent female mountaineer. She began climbing in Wales and joined the Fell and Rock Climbing Club. In the 1920s, she climbed extensively in the Alps, Britain, and North America after her marriage to Ivor Armstrong Richards. In 1928, she made the celebrated first ascent of the north ridge of the Dent Blanche, with Joseph Georges, Antoine Georges and her husband, which she described in her well-regarded memoir, Climbing Days (1935). Photograph in the Illustrated Sporting & Dramatic News magazine's weekly Women in Sport feature. The magazine comments that, "She is light of build and very active. Those who climbed with her in the Lake District some years ago are enthusiastic about her ability for really hard and technically difficult work." Date: 1927
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Mrs Lakin as master of Wexford foxhounds during WWI
Mrs Lakin, acting in the absence of her husband, Captain M. L. Lakin D.S.O, who is at the front with the Hussars. Mrs Lakin was the daughter of the late Lord Maurice Fitzgerald of Johnstown Castle, Wexford. Captain Lakin who was Master of the Wexford Hunt since 1912, was the son of Sir Michael and Lady Lakin. During the First World War, a number of packs were temporarily taken over by women.
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SALVADOR CARMONA, Manuel (1734-1820); CARNICERO
"SALVADOR CARMONA, Manuel (1734-1820); CARNICERO, Antonio (1748-1814). The character and pursuits of the famous gentleman Don Quixote. 1780. Illustration of chapter I of the first part "Which treats of the character and pursuits of the famous gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha" from "Don Quixote" of Miguel de Cervantes. Engraving. SPAIN. Barcelona. Sant Jordi Catalan Royal Academy of Fine Arts."
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