Mary Hughes


Mary “May” Hughes born London, England February 29, 1860 (d. 1941). “Friend of All in Need.” British social worker; Christian Socialist; lifelong pacifist. Denied exit for Hague Women's Peace Congress, 1915. Convincement to Quaker faith, 1918. Met Gandhi, who found in her a kindred spirit of voluntary poverty, Oct. 1931.


Indignation keeps me warm!” (Oxf. Dict. Nat. Bio.; photo