People familiar with Eglantyne Jebb may well know that she was arrested, prosecuted, and fined for handing out protest leaflets on starving children in Austria six months after the Armistice. It even gets a mention on the Save the Children international webpage. For those of you who have not read Eglantyne’s biography, see Clare Mulley … More Eglantyne Jebb prosecuted for handing out protest leaflets without permission from the military censor. May 1919.
…using a detailed map digitised by the National Library of Scotland. This post looks at slums, a hospital, and some religious buildings. The link to the map for you to explore is here. Or to be precise, the label of it is as below. A Cambridge of 40,000 people Eglantyne Jebb in the early 1900s. … More A walk through Eglantyne Jebb’s Cambridge
Summary: – Shortly before founding Save the Children, Eglantyne Jebb worked as a translator for her sister Dorothy Buxton, and her brother-in-law, Charles Roden Buxton. This gave her insights into reports from continental Europe. When Eglantyne had recovered enough from illness that kept her out of politics in the first couple of years of the … More A radicalised Eglantyne Jebb slams UK for breaking its word with Germany. January 1919
Eglantyne Jebb’s brother in law, Charles Roden Buxton (who married Eglantyne’s sister, Dorothy), delivered this lecture on Terms of Peace over the First World War, at the Cambridge Suffrage Summer School at the Teacher Training College, now Hughes Hall, Cambridge. He was the briefly the radical Liberal MP for Ashburton in 1910, for Labour for Accrington … More Eglantyne Jebb’s brother-in-law calls for a peace treaty for WWI in 1915 – very similar to, but pre-dating President Woodrow Wilson’s 14 points.
Cambridge hero Eglantyne Jebb was appointed by the League of Nations as one of the commissioners tasked with taking on the problem of the trafficking of women and children in 1925 – which was also around the time the Home Office published a long-since forgotten study on the problem The article is part of a … More Eglantyne Jebb appointed a League of Nations Commissioner
Summary The founder of the global charity Save The Children, Eglantyne Jebb, is celebrated every year on 17 December by the Church of England. What is much less known is what she did before founding the charity. She is on public record saying that the ideals and ideas that she had in public life she … More 17 December – Church of England celebrates Eglantyne Jebb day.
Summary Part 2 of Eglantyne’s chapter on the history of Cambridge the town in the 1800s. If you’ve not read Part 1, it’s here. “To pull down some, at any rate, of the worst courts, to force on to improved lines the building of the town, to drain it, to provide it with water — … More The beginnings of New Cambridge in 1800s by Eglantyne Jebb: Part 2
Summary Eglantyne Jebb’s history of 19th Century Cambridge – and the impact of huge population growth without the competent civic authorities to manage that growth Even today, many people outside the city still associate Cambridge with a university that bears the name of the town that was there before it. History tells us there was … More The beginnings of New Cambridge in 1800s by Eglantyne Jebb: Part 1
Summary Eglantyne’s speech to the annual conference of the British Constitution Association that met in Cambridge in late November 1909. A summary of Eglantyne Jebb’s speech from a scan from The British Newspaper Library of Cambridge Independent Press – Fri 26 November 1909 transcribed below. Hope for Cambridge “Miss Jebb, speaking from the point of view of one … More Eglantyne Jebb – British Constitution Association
Summary Liberal Candidate Stanley Buckmaster KC pays tribute to the work of Eglantyne Jebb in his campaign for re-election. He lost by around 400 votes – close to his successor Dr Julian Huppert who lost his seat in the 2015 general election campaign by 599 votes “I have mentioned already the women whose sympathy has … More Eglantyne Jebb in the Dec 1910 snap general election