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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Mrs S. F. Kirby

Mrs S. F. Kirby

A pdf from RBKC tells us that SFK is "Mrs Kirby, who sponsored nine other drinking fountains in London".

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1 memorial
T. V. and Anthony Edwards

T. V. and Anthony Edwards

Anthony is a senior partner of the law firm T. V. Edwards which was established by his uncle, T. V., in 1929.  Their offices at 33 Mile End Road had a large blank wall.  Anthony commissioned the mu...

Group, Benefactor, Law

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