There are not a T few people who are under the impression that Mrs. Pethick Lawrence's claim to fame is solely in connection with the work of the Women's Social and Political Union. As a matter of fact, Mrs. Lawrence has long been engaged in social work in London, and was for years a school manager, and known as a writer and speaker on social questions. For five years she worked as a sister of the West London Mission, and subsequently, with her friend Miss Neal, founded the Esperance Working Girls' Club and the Esperance Co-operative Dressmaking Establishment. Also, in connection with Miss Neal and the Hon. Lily Montagu, she started a holiday hostel for working girls, which today is running successfully at Little-hampton. Mrs. Pethick Lawrence is a native of Bristol, and married Mr. Pethick Lawrence, a barrister-at-law, in 1901. Since then she has continued her social work, but after returning from South Africa, in 1905, where she formed a close friendship with Miss Olive Schreiner, she became hon. treasurer of the t was a happy I choice which led to the selection of Viscountess Curzon, the daughter-in-law of Lord Howe, as Queen of Beauty in the Eglinton Tournament, one of the chief features of "Shakespeare's England," the great exhibition which Mrs. George Cornwallis-west has promoted for the benefit of the Shakespeare Memorial Fund. The Viscountess is one of the most beautiful women in English society, and no woman in the country was more admired than she by the foreign Royalties who visited London at the time of the Coronation last year. The Viscountess, who was married to Lord Howe's eldest son and heir in 1907, is a daughter of her husband's great-uncle, the late Colonel the Hon. Montagu Curzon, and although she is the mother of two children, does not look more than eighteen, the age at which she was married. The Viscountess is a woman of many accomplishments. She delights in outdoor recreations and travel. She is also extremely fond of amateur theatricals, and has arranged many excellent little plays at her home, Twycross House, Atherstone.
Mrs. Pethick Lawrence Bassano