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Alice Blanche Balfour (1850 - 1936)

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Alice Blanche Balfour
Born in Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotlandmap
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Died in Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotlandmap
Profile last modified | Created 12 Nov 2014
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Alice Blanche Balfour was one of the earliest female pioneers in genetics.

She developed a lifelong interest in entomology and had a specific interest in the way that patterns in zebra skins were inherited.



"Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 13 Nov 2014), Alice Blanche Balfour, 20 Oct 1850; citing , reference 2:15VDFZX; FHL microfilm 1067863.


"England and Wales Census, 1881," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 13 Nov 2014), Alice B Balfour in household of John W Strutt, Cambridge St Andrew The Less, Cambridgeshire, England; from "1881 England, Scotland and Wales census," index and images, findmypast ( : DC Thomson, n.d.); PRO RG 11/, p. , The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm .

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