French, Francesca (1871–1960)

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French, Francesca (1871–1960)

Belgian-born missionary. Born in Belgium in 1871; died in 1960; sister of Evangeline French.

Moved to England with family; with sister Evangeline and Mildred Cable, ran a girls' school while preparing for a journey through the Gobi Desert to preach the Gospel; traveled the Gobi with them for 16 years (1923–39) which informs their narrative The Gobi Desert (1942).