Maye Dilke(1857-1903), Campaigner for women's rights
Margaret Mary ('Maye') Dilke
Sitter in 2 portraits
The daughter of Liberal MP Thomas Eustace Smith, Dilke trained to be a teacher in France. From 1878 she was an active member of the National Society for Women's Suffrage, and later, treasurer for the Central National Society for Women's Suffrage. She published Women's Suffrage (1885) and worked in London local government, particularly in education, campaigning for its free provision. In 1888, she travelled to Washington to attend the International Council of Women.