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Osborne, Dorothy

(Encyclopedia) Osborne, Dorothy ŏz´bərn [key], later Lady Temple, 1627–95, English letter writer. The daughter of a royalist, she became engaged to Sir William Temple…

Richardson, Dorothy M.

(Encyclopedia) Richardson, Dorothy M., 1882–1957, English novelist. Her important work is Pilgrimage (12 vol., 1915–38; omnibus ed. 1938), a novel that records in great detail…

Parker, Dorothy

(Encyclopedia) Parker, Dorothy (Dorothy Rothschild Parker), 1893–1967, American short-story and verse writer, b. West End, N.J. While serving as drama critic for Vanity Fair (…

Fisher, Dorothy Canfield

(Encyclopedia) Fisher, Dorothy Canfield, 1879–1958, American novelist and juvenile writer, b. Lawrence, Kans., grad. Ohio State, 1899, Ph.D. Columbia, 1904. Her novels include The…

Day, Dorothy

(Encyclopedia) Day, Dorothy, 1897–1980, American journalist and social activist, b. New York City. After studying at the Univ. of Illinois (1914–16), where she joined the Socialist…

Sayers, Dorothy Leigh

(Encyclopedia) Sayers, Dorothy Leigh sā´ərz [key], 1893–1957, English writer, grad. Somerville College, Oxford, 1915. Taking first-class honors in medieval literature, she was one of…

Height, Dorothy Irene

(Encyclopedia) Height, Dorothy Irene, 1912–2010, American civil-rights leader, b. Richmond, Va., grad. New York Univ. (B.A. 1933, M.A. 1935). A leader of the African-American and women…