Emily Hobhouse(1860-1926), Social activist and charity worker
Sitter in 2 portraits
Social activist and charity worker. Hobhouse spent her early career in the United States and Mexico, but returned to London in 1898 to contribute to the struggle for women's emancipation. A critic of British Policy during the Second Boer War (1899-1902), Hobhouse's reports from South Africa helped to improve conditions in British prisoner of war camps.