Save the Children


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Education Elizabeth Jolley
Marked out as a foreigner in her own street and further sequestered by education at home, EJ experienced the feeling of being in exile during her childhood and was desperately homesick when sent away to...
Occupation Ethel Sidgwick
ES worked as a schoolteacher in England and France, as well as at writing and translating.
“Contemporary Authors”. Gale Databases: Literature Resource Centre-LRC.
She also served on the council of the Save the Children Fund, in support of which she wrote...
Occupation Maud Gonne
After the war MG joined with Hermann Goertz and others to found the Save the German Children campaign, which brought German orphans (mostly Catholic) to new homes in Ireland.
McGuire, James, and James Quinn, editors. Dictionary of Irish Biography.
Occupation Elizabeth Jolley
Six years later she became an Emeritus Professor in the School of Communication and Cultural Studies there. She also worked for a number of years for the Save the Children Fund to satisfy her need...
Occupation Dervla Murphy
In IndiaDM worked as a volunteer from July to November 1963
“Dictionary of Literary Biography online”. Gale Databases: Literature Resource Center-LRC.
in a Tibetan refugee camp in the Himalayan foothills
Murphy, Dervla. Wheels within Wheels. J. Murray.
rather as she had previously worked in a seedy pub...
Occupation Gladys Henrietta Schütze
When she ceased being a journalist, in 1923, she volunteered to her services to Eglantyne Jebb , joint-founder with her sister Dorothy Buxton of the Save the Children Fund , as an honorary organizer. She...
politics Ethel Sidgwick
A brother of ES died in the First World War. Her preface for a publication for Save the Children in 1927 suggests an active interest in the issue of displaced persons.
politics Charlotte Despard
CD stood as a pacifist Labour candidate on 14 December 1918, for the constituency she knew best, in Battersea, in the first British election in which women were entitled to do so, and was...
politics Katharine Bruce Glasier
Meanwhile, KBG returned to her socialist activism in 1924 after she had recovered from her breakdown. She began a lecture tour on 4 June that year, addressing socialist gatherings, and worked at selling her husband's...
politics Edith Lyttelton
In a letter to the Times, EL and Nancy Astor appealed for contributions to the Save the Children Fund , for children affected by the coal miners' strike.
The miners had walked out on...
politics Evelyn Sharp
ES attended the second congress of the International Committee of Women for Permanent Peace , which was held at Zurich on 12-17 May 1919 (and which gave the organization its lasting name of Women's International League for Peace and Freedom
Textual Production Ethel Sidgwick
Vajkai was the administrator in Hungary of the Save the Children Fund, in whose basement at 26 Gordon Street, London, the press operated.
Sidgwick, Ethel, and Julie Eve Vajkai. “Foreword”. Education for Life, Weardale Press, p. iii.
Textual Production Evelyn Sharp
The London Child and The Child Grows Up, ES wrote, served both together to bring her a commission to report on the Conference on African Children held in Geneva in June 1931 by Save the Children International Union
Textual Production Ethel Sidgwick
ES supplied a single-page foreword to the pamphlet Education for Life: The Training of the Girl Worker by Julie Eve Vajkai , printed for Save the Children at the Weardale Press .
Publication is dated...
Travel Gladys Henrietta Schütze
GHS travelled to Bulgaria to report for Save the Children on the conditions there following a severe earthquake.
Schütze, Gladys Henrietta. More Ha’pence Than Kicks. Jarrolds.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.


May 1919: The charity Save the Children was publicly...

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May 1919

The charity Save the Children was publicly launched at the Albert Hall in London, largely through the efforts of the sisters Dorothy Buxton and Eglantyne Jebb , to alleviate suffering caused in Europe by...

July 1921: News reached the rest of the world that the...

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July 1921

News reached the rest of the world that the harvest had failed for the fourth year in succession in Russia.


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