League of Nations


Connections Sort descending Author name Excerpt
Employer Una Marson
UM took up a three-week post in the information section of the League of Nations in Geneva, where she became concerned about the crisis over Abyssinia (present-day Ethiopia).
Jarrett-Macauley, Delia. The Life of Una Marson, 1905-65. Manchester University Press, 1998.
Family and Intimate relationships Ethel Wilson
While she had mixed feelings for the relatives on her mother's side, EW greatly enjoyed her father's side of the family. His half-sister Margaret Bryant was a respected journalist for The Observer and although her...
Intertextuality and Influence Eleanor Rathbone
Her review concedes that elements of Mayo's argument and approach were flawed, but insists that the book drew valuable attention to India's social problems, especially child marriage. Using quotations and statistics from the League of Nations
Occupation Kathleen E. Innes
KEI was among those presenting to the League of Nations Assembly in Geneva the 14 million signatures on disarmament petitions gathered by the Peoples' Mandate to Governments .
Harvey, Kathryn. "Driven by War into Politics": A Feminist Biography of Kathleen Innes. University of Alberta, 1995.
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Occupation Margaret Haig, Viscountess Rhondda
From 1926, when she took over editorial responsibilities from Archdale, MHVR selected all articles printed in the paper, and she demanded absolute loyalty to the journal's humanist and liberal policies. The journal stressed that feminists...
Occupation Una Marson
UM accompanied Haile Selassie as his personal secretary to the League of Nations in Geneva, where his plea for assistance for the Abyssinian people was unsuccessful.
Jarrett-Macauley, Delia. The Life of Una Marson, 1905-65. Manchester University Press, 1998.
Occupation Mary Stott
At the end of her school days Mary had her sights set on a high-powered secretarial course and working for the League of Nations . But when she was set to write an essay on...
Occupation Ray Strachey
Following her experience as a parliamentary candidate and an (unpaid) MP's secretary and advisor, RS worked for the League of Nations with Lord Robert Cecil .
Strachey, Barbara. Remarkable Relations: The Story of the Pearsall Smith Women. Universe Books, 1980.
Occupation Mary Agnes Hamilton
In 1929 and again in 1930 she was a member of the British Delegation to the League of Nations Assembly in Geneva (one of two women delegates sent by Britain), where her most exciting assignment...
Occupation Emmeline Pethick-Lawrence
She also served as vice-president of the Six Point Group (founded on 17 February 1921 by Margaret Haig, Viscountess Rhondda ), another feminist organisation committed to ensuring that the condition of women remained a prominent...
Occupation Mary Agnes Hamilton
During 1929-31 she also served as a member of the Royal Commission on the Civil Service . In 1931 she was elected to the parliamentary executive of the Labour Party and often spoke for the...
Occupation Edith Lyttelton
EL served five times as British Substitute Delegate to the League of Nations Assembly at Geneva.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Occupation Edith Lyttelton
EL received the high honour of Dame Grand Cross (GBE) for her work with the League of Nations .
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Oliver Lyttelton, first Viscount Chandos,. The Memoirs of Lord Chandos. Bodley Head, 1962.
Occupation Virginia Woolf
The Press, which began as therapy and for the purpose of publishing the works of its owners, grew into a major engine of modern culture and thought.
Lee, Hermione. Virginia Woolf. Chatto and Windus, 1996.
Its political interests were served by enlightened...
Occupation Edith Lyttelton
After her husband's death, EL withdrew from the social scene she had entered through marriage and devoted herself to a number of causes relating to theatre, psychical research, and the League of Nations .
Oliver Lyttelton, first Viscount Chandos,. The Memoirs of Lord Chandos. Bodley Head, 1962.


March 1917
British troops invading Ottoman territory, having suffered defeat at Kut the previous spring, succeeded in capturing Baghdad.
7 May 1919
The League of Nations assigned Samoa as mandated territory to New Zealand.
28 June 1919
The Treaty of Versailles was signed, settling the peace terms imposed by the victors of World War I on Germany and its allied nations.
November 1919
The American Senate voted against the United States joining the League of Nations .
1 January 1920
The League of Nations officially came into being—without the United States, although the first suggestion for such a body had been made by President Woodrow Wilson .
19 March 1920
The US Senate refused to endorse the Treaty of Versailles (signed on 28 June 1919, which set, among other things, the post-war French-German frontier).
25 April 1920
The Supreme Allied Council , supported by the League of Nations , gave Britain the Mandate to administer Mesopotamia (present-day Iraq, formed from the three Turkish provinces of Mosul, Baghdad, and Basra) and for Palestine (present-day Israel).
15 November-18 December 1920
The first League of Nations Assembly met.
A conference held at Cairo installed the Hashemite Faisal I as king of Iraq, then a new entity under British Mandate conferred by the League of Nations .
June 1921
Nansen passports were first issued by the League of Nations to identify refugees and stateless persons. Dr Fridjtof Nansen , Norwegian Arctic explorer appointed League of Nations Commissioner for refugees, was awarded the Nobel Peace...
The League of Nations sponsored an International Conference in Geneva for the Suppression of Obscene Publications.
24 July 1923
Turkey agreed to cede territory under the Treaty of Lausanne; this signalled the end of the Ottoman Empire.
10 September 1923
The Irish Free State (Saorstt Éireann) entered the League of Nations .
16 October 1925
The Locarno Agreements (sometimes known as treaties or guarantees) were signed: a series of undertakings among various European countries mutually to guarantee each other's borders.
29 May 1926
Dr Ethel Williams set out from Aberdeen to walk the more than two hundred miles to London on the Peacemakers' Pilgrimage.