Archive of Emily Hobhouse

Selected items from the archive of Emily Hobhouse.

Hobhouse (1860-1926) was a humanitarian activist and pacifist, best known for her work publicising the conditions in the concentration camps in South Africa during the Anglo-Boer War (1899-1902), and distributing aid through her committee, the South African Women and Children Distress Fund. Following the war she was active in rehabilitation efforts in South Africa and initiated a Home Industries scheme, establishing schools for lace-making, spinning and weaving.