's mother, Mary (Pearsall Smith) Berenson
, favoured the idea of matrilineage in her family. Ray's daughter and biographer, Barbara Strachey
, writes: Descent ran, without question, from mother to daughter . ....
acknowledges several influences in her preface, including archaeologist Eugénie Sellers
, Bernard Berenson
, and Mary Logan
(the pseudonym of Mary Smith Costelloe, future wife of Berenson
). She closes with a Valedictory for...
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loved cars; her mother
thought her quite motor mad.
Strachey, Barbara. Remarkable Relations: The Story of the Pearsall Smith Women. Universe Books, 1980.
As an early woman driver, she was brilliant and most resourceful, given to making long journeys in the middle of the night to avoid...
travelled to India with her sister
and her husband, Oliver
; on the way back they stopped at I Tatti (the Italian estate of her mother
), where Oliver resigned from his...