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Former MCC Curator Rait Kerr dies

Diana Rait Kerr, Curator of MCC between 1945 and 1968, has died at the age of 94.

Kerr was among the first ten female Members to be elected to the Club in 1999, after women became eligible for Membership of MCC.

Appointed after World War II as the first paid curator of the Club's collection, she coordinated the opening in 1953 of the Imperial Memorial Gallery - what is now the MCC Museum.

Despite having no formal training in librarianship, she also created the original classification scheme for the MCC Library.

She was a noted authority on the history of cricket and co-authored with Ian Peebles 'Lord's 1946-70', one of the most important books on the history of Lord's and MCC.

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