The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

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Marshall, Mary Paley (1850–1944)

  • G. Becattini
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British economist, born in Ufford (Nottinghamshire) on 24 October 1850; died in Cambridge 7 March 1944. Great-granddaughter of the great theologian William Paley, she was brought up in a strictly evangelical faith in Ufford, her father’s vicarage. Thomas Paley, had taken a good degree in mathematics (33rd wrangler) in 1833 at Cambridge, and had been, for a period, a fellow of St John’s College. Mary had one elder sister and two younger brothers.


Marshall, A. Paley, M. P. 

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