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09

Mexico Book

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I bought this cool book on Mexico today(2$) with no date along with a book on Admiral Nelson (NELSON AND EMMA) at Black Swan Books.

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TWEEDIE ETHEL BRILLIANA D 1940 AUTHOR AND PHILANTHROPIST

1895-1899

Ethel Brilliana Tweedie d. 1940.
Ethel Tweedie was educated at Queens College, London and in Germany. Her main interests were philanthropy that mainly related to women and travel. She served on several committees of the International Council of Women, 1899, was a life governor of University College Hospital and St Mary’s Hospital and served on many philanthropic and charitable committees. In 1912 she received the thanks of the Italian government for help to Sicilian earthquake sufferers.
She travelled widely writing many books of her experiences and after two years travelling in the East she exhibited three hundred watercolour sketches at the Alpine gallery. This led to other exhibitions and one woman shows. She presented over five hundred of her world-sketches to twenty six governments, institutions, Navy League, Royal Empire Society, Royal Central Asian Society and Staff Colleges in 1939.
Her publications include:

“A Girl’s Ride in Iceland” (1890)

“The Oberammergau Passion Play” (1890)

“A Winter Jaunt to Norway” (1894)

“Danish versus English Butter-making” (1895)

“Through Finland in Carts” (1897)

“The First College for Women” (1898)

“George Harley, or the Life of a London Physician” (1899)

“Mexico as I saw It” (1901)

“Behind the Footlights, and Sunn Sicily” (1904)

“Porfirio Diaz, seven times President of Mexico” (1906)

“Hyde Park:Its History and Romance” (1908 revised edition 1930)

“Thirteen Years of a Busy Woman’s Life” (1912)

“America as I saw It” (1913)

“Women the World Over” (1914)

“My Tablecloths, few Reminiscences” (1916)

“Mexico, from Diaz to the Kaiser” (1917)

“Women and Soldiers” (1918)

“Mainly East” (1923)

“An Adventurous Journey” (1926, revised cheap edition 1930)

“Me and Mine” (1923)

“Tight Corners of My Adventurous Life” (1933)

“”My Legacy Cruise (The Peak of my Life)” (1936)

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