Person - Stewart-Murray, Katharine (1874-1960)

Stewart-Murray, Katharine (1874-1960)

Identification

Type:

Person

Preferred form:

Stewart-Murray, Katharine (1874-1960)Other forms

Dates of existence/Biographical dates:

Edinburgh  1874 - 1960

History:

British politician and aristocrat. In 1899, she got married with the marquis of Tullibardine, who was appointed duke of Atholl in 1917. In 1923, Katherine obtained a seat at the British Parliament. During the Spanish Civil War, she declared herself as enemy of the national band, resigning from his seat as a protest against the non-intervention politics of the British government. She visited Spain during the War, giving thousands of children refuge in the United Kingdom. She did it through "National Joint Committee for Spanish Relief", from which she was its president. This Committee financed a part of the travel abroad the Sinaia, which help thousands of Spanish refugees to go into exile to Mexico on June 1939. Katherine's experiences inspired her work "Searchlight on Spain", published in 1938.

Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939

Date of the event: 1936 - 1939

 

Occupations

Activity:

Politicians

(Function) He/She carries out/ perform:

Legislators

Places

Lugar de Nacimiento:

Edinburgh in 1874

Lugar de Defunci¾n:

Edinburgh in 1960

Subjects

(Function) He/She carries out/ perform:

Humanitarian assistance

Gender:

Mujer

It belongs to:

Aristócratas

(Function) He/She carries out/ perform:

Evacuation of civilians

Related Authorities

Associative relations :

Basque Children's Committee (Gran Bretaña)  (He/She is a member of)

National Joint Committee for Spanish Relief (Reino Unido)  (He/She is a member of)

Rathbone, Eleanor (1872-1946)  (He/She/It collaborated with)

Sinaia (barco de vapor)  (He/She/It is the sponsor of)

External Links

Catálogo de Autoridades:

VIAF

Fichero de Autoridades:

Biblioteca Nacional de Espa±a

Documents

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