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Baker, Edith Bethune-, 1862-1949 (née Jordan)



Edith Jordan was born at Birmingham on 29 November 1862, the second of the five children of Thomas Furneaux Jordan (1830-1911), an eminent surgeon, and his wife Elizabeth Swan. In 1891 Edith married the Reverend James Franklin Bethune-Baker (1861–1951), a theologian and Fellow of Pembroke College, Cambridge. They had one son, Arthur, who died at the age of sixteen whilst still a schoolboy at Marlborough College. A welfare campaigner, Edith served for a time as Honorary Secretary for the Cambridge Association for the Care of Girls before resigning in 1910 and was one of Cambridge's first female magistrates, being elected in 1920. Edith died 7 Chaucer Road, Trumpington, Cambridge on 30 October 1949.

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BAKER, Edith BETHUNE-, 9-15 Oct. 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10286/1/6
Scope and Contents

Three letters from Edith Bethune-Baker to Ida Darwin dated 9-15 October 1910 in which she informs Ida that owing to her leaving Cambridge she will be resigning as Honorary Secretary of the Cambridge Association for the Care of Girls (CACG). Edith also expresses regret at Ida's decision to resign as Chairman of the CACG following her involvement in an accident in August in which she injured her hand.

Dates: 9-15 Oct. 1910
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