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Lady Moyra de Vere Cavendish (née Beauclerk)

(1876-1942), Wife of Lord Richard Frederick Cavendish; daughter of 10th Duke of St Albans

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Lady Moyra de Vere Cavendish (née Beauclerk) as Countess Lazan, by Gunn & Stuart, photogravure by  Walker & Boutall - NPG Ax41062

Lady Moyra de Vere Cavendish (née Beauclerk) as Countess Lazan

by Gunn & Stuart, photogravure by Walker & Boutall
photogravure, 1897; published 1899
NPG Ax41062

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Josef Lindholm

06 March 2017, 17:48

She took part in an expedition on Lord Moyne's Yacht, the Rosaura, in the winter of 1937 - 1938, through the Caribbean and the coast of South America, then across the Atlantic to Africa, with a trip by car from Senegal, across the Sahara, to Algeria. While on the ship, she and the eminent ornithologist Jean Delacour were the caretakers of an enormous collection of live animals, including many hummingbirds and the now extinct Little Swann Island Hutia (one of which lived at London Zoo from until October, 1939).

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