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The Dacomb shorthand was later adopted in Buenos Aires in Argentina (1956) and in the kingdom of Tonga (1974).
Beatrice survived her sister, and died (Feb 12, 1947) aged eighty-three, in South Yarra.
Dabrowska’s lifelong sympathy with the lives of the Polish peasantry was revealed in her collections of short stories, (Nights and Days) (1932 – 1934), which was published in four volumes, and chronicled the lives of an ordinary Polish family from the 1860’s until the eve of World War I.
Her many plays included the historical drama (Sketches of Conrad) (1959).
Dacre, Anne Sackville, Lady – (1534 – 1595) English Tudor courtier Anne Sackville was the daughter of Sir Richard Sackville, treasurer of the exchequer to Queen Elizabeth I, and his wife Winifred Brydges, later the wife of William Paulet, Marquess of Winchester.
She was sister to Thomas Sackville, the first Earl of Dorset.
She was married secondly (1819) to Thomas Brand, Lord Dacre (1774 – 1851) whom she survived as the Dowager Lady Dacre (1851 – 1854).
She finally moved into a nursing home, Annfield House, Stirling (1998), after a fall.
D’Abreu was officially confirmed as Britain’s oldest living person at the age of one hundred and ten (May, 2002) when she received an official visit from the Royal Family.
She held the distinction of being the oldest person in Scotland (June, 2001 – Dec, 2005) and the oldest person in the United Kingdom (April, 2004 – Dec, 2005).
Lucy D’Abreu died (Dec 7, 2005) at Stirling aged one hundred and thirteen years.