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

Hilda Seligman

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.

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

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Hilda Seligman

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Haile Selassie

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

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Summit Furniture

Summit Furniture

Founded by Chairman William Sieberts.

Group, Benefactor, Commerce

1 memorial
Charles Hopton

Charles Hopton

Born into a wealthy merchant family and admitted as a child to the Guild of Fishmongers. His will provided for almshouses to be built in the parish of Christchurch, Blackfrars, for poor, single men...

Person, Benefactor, Social Welfare

2 memorials
Silver Thimble Fund

Silver Thimble Fund

Miss {Elizabeth} H. E. Hope-Clarke of Wimbledon, inspired by her own damaged silver thimble, started collecting damaged or unwanted thimbles and other trinkets to contribute to the war effort.  She...

Group, Benefactor

2 memorials
Charlotte Heber-Percy

Charlotte Heber-Percy

Founder of a charitable trust.

Person, Benefactor

1 memorial
P. L. and L. D. Smith

P. L. and L. D. Smith

Daughters of Martha Smith.

Group, Benefactor

1 memorial