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Biographical sketches of the politician Joseph Chamberlain (1836 - 1914),Rosalind Dobbs' son and British ski champion Leonard George Dobbs (1902 -1945), the authors George Gissing (1857 - 1903) and H. G. Wells (1866 - 1946),and Kitty (1903 - 1994) and Malcolm Muggeridge (1903 - 1990) and the Potterfamily.

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Rosalind Heyworth Dobbs 1865 - 1949

Rosalind Dobbs was the youngest daughter of Richard Potter, President of theGrand Trunk Railway of Canada and Chairman of the Great Western Railway (1817- 1892). Her sister Beatrice Webb (1858 - 1943), was a prominent socialreformer and wife of fellow reformer Sidney Webb, Baron Passfield (1859 -1947). In 1888 she married Arthur Dyson Williams (1859 - 1896), a barrister.They had one son, Noel, who died in World War I. After her husband's deathshe lived abroad for three years. In 1899 she married George Dobbs (1869 -1946). Dobbs worked for Dent publishing house, but after his marriage hestarted his own publishing firm with a colleague. The firm went bankrupt, andthe Potter sisters offered to pay his debts provided the couple agreed tolive abroad. They went to live in Switzerland, and Dobbs worked for a travelbusiness. They had four sons and a daughter, Kathleen (1903 - 1994), whomarried the writer Malcolm Muggeridge (1903 - 1990).


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