Correspondence with Buxton, Dorothy Francis

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  • Reference
      GB 1556 3000/9/1/247
  • Dates of Creation
      21/02/1958 - 15/04/1963
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      18 letters

Scope and Content

The hand- and typewritten letters concern Buxton’s offer to provide The Wiener Library with selected books and material from her private collection. She further claimed to have met and briefly interviewed Hermann Göring in Germany on March 26, 1935. Beside letters, the correspondence contains a memo about a meeting with Buxton as well as a clipping of her obituary published in The Times.

Administrative / Biographical History

Dorothy Francis Buxton (nee Jebb, 1881-1963) was a British Christian humanitarian and social activist. In the aftermath of World War I she and her sister Eglantyne Jebb founded the Save the Children Fund - today one of the biggest NGOs to promote children’s rights. During the Second World War Buxton had campaigned for refugees from Germany. See Mulley, C., The Woman who saved the Children: A biography of Eglantyne Jebb Founder of Save the Children, Oneworld publications, 2010.

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