Her newly-made friends from 1887-9 included the writer Israel Zangwill
in London, Prime Minister W. E. Gladstone
and his wife
in Florence. Back in the USA she made another friend-as-collaborator, the dramatic-rights agent Elisabeth Marbury
This building (just vacated by the Imperial Service Club
was later exchanged for an even more spacious one at 138 Piccadilly. The London press in general warmly backed the new venture.
Smedley, Constance, and Maxwell Armfield. Crusaders. Chatto & Windus, 1912.