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Hilda Seligman

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Hilda Seligman

Person  Female  Born 18/1/1882  Died 20/12/1964

Categories: Benefactor, Literature, Sculpture

Countries: India

Author and sculptor. Born Hilda Mary McDowell. In the 1930s she entertained both Mahatma Gandhi and Haile Selassie at her home in Wimbledon, and sculpted the bust of Selassie which now stands in Cannizaro Park. She travelled in India, and founded the Skippo Fund, which supplied the first health vans to serve isolated villages in India and Pakistan. It was named for the eponymous goat in her novel Skippo of Nonesuch.

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Haile Selassie

The bust was originally located in the garden of Lincoln House, Parkside, the...

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