The Countess of Warwick is one of the most T brilliant, versatile, and beautiful women of to-day. As a matter of fact, it is not easy to sum up her many interests. For years, of course, she was a well-known leader of society. Later, she became a Poor-law Guardian, and founded a college at Studley Castle, Warwickshire, for training the daughters of professional men in horticulture, dairy work, bee and poultry keeping. Then, on her Essex estate at Easton Lodge, Dunmow, she established a science and technical school for boys and girls, and at Warwick founded a home for seventeen cripple children, who are admitted free for an unlimited length of time. Her philanthropic work has been of the most far-reaching character. All the arts have in her a keen and sympathetic student. Reading is one of her favourite recreations, and she can, when occasion demands, write cleverly and persuasively on many subjects. She dabbles, too, in painting. The Countess is perhaps seen at her best entertaining her friends at Warwick Castle or Easton Lodge. The latter residence came into her possession as one of the co-heiresses of the late Viscount Maynard. The Countess was married in 1881, when she was twenty years of age.
The Countess of Warwick H. W. Burnett