The Duchess of Marlborough
Ellen Terry, ca. 1912
The appeal, which is signed by the Duchess of Bedford  (chairman of the fund), Mrs. Lloyd George  (vice-president), Lady Rhondda  (vice-chairman), the Duchess of Marlborough  (hon. treasurer), Lady Henry  (hon. secretary), the Duchess of Norfolk , Dr. Mary Scharlieb , Miss Ellen Terry , Mrs. May Ogilvie Gordon , and Mrs. Mary R. Macarthur (Mrs. W.C. Anderson) , asks every woman for a gift of jewelry, which will eventually be sold at Christie’s, to help in the formation of centers, which will be assisted later by government and municipal grants. The offices of the fund are at premises lent by the firm of Cartier, at 175 New Bond Street, where gifts of jewelry can be sent, addressed to the Duchess of Marlborough. A gratifying response has already been made to the appeal, and a display of the jewels received is now on view at Messrs. Cartier’s.
Among the contributors are the Duchess of Marlborough, who has given a 15-row pearl collar with diamond plaques; Lady Essex , a diamond tiara; Lady Henry, a diamond bandeau with pearl in center, and turquoise matrix brooch surrounded with diamonds; Lady Ward , hair ornament consisting of rope of pearls and diamonds with 13 pearl and diamond clusters; Lady Bonham Carter , antique diamond ring; Lady Rocksavage , diamond wreath pendant with turquoise and diamond center; the Duchess of Rutland , necklace of eight strings of pearls and amethyst beads; Mrs. Ian Macpherson , diamond brooch with four rubies; Lady Cunard , white ostrich fan with pearl sticks; Lady Sackville , diamond and enamel pendant; Lady (Brynmor) Jones , pearl and enamel bird pendant; Lady Jellicoe , a bracelet of Indian fancy stones; Lady Tree , diamond and pearl pendant and a wedding ring; the Duchess of Norfolk, a magnificent sapphire; Mrs. McKenna , a watch and chain; Mrs. George Keppel , diamond buckle; Lady Londonderry , a gold bracelet; Lady Pollock , an old French watch; and Lady Kensington , 19 articles of jewelry.