Mary Elizabeth Henrietta Smith: Tape Two

Scope and Content

Mother's death. Describes growing up in detail. Changes in housing management: dangers in collecting rents re violence; high rise housing; class differences; homelessness. Against demolition of Fawcett Hall. Public speaking; women's rights. Demise of Department of Environment Housing Service Advisory Bureau. Less need for housing management: private ownership. Board of Peabody Trust; Women's Pioneer Housing. Housing for elderly: Age Concern. Membership of housing boards and literary career.