Braunholtz, Mary Antonia Beatrice, née Herford, 1889-1993 (classicist)
Mary Antonia Beatrice Herford, daughter of Professor C. H. Herford (1853-1931), English scholar and critic, and Anna Herford (born in Bremen) was known as May. She studied at Oxford University and participated in the 1921 excavations at Mycenae, with an interest in pre historic pottery, having published a 'Handbook on Greek Vase Painting' (Manchester, 1919). Mary had one brother, the celebrated climber Siegfried Wedgwood Herford who died in 1916 during World War I. Mary married in 1922 Gustav Ernst Karl Braunholtz (1887-1967) who became Professor of Comparative Philology, Oxford University, 1925–52. They had two children: Mary G. Silverman (née Braunholtz) and one other child.
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