Hilda Martindale

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Hilda Martindale (1875 – 18 April 1952) was a British civil servant and author, and the daughter of Louisa Martindale.[1][2][3] Her father had died before she was born.[1] She was a student at Royal Holloway College and later at Bedford College.[4] During 1900-1901 she traveled around the world studying how children were treated.[1] In 1901 she became a factory inspector with the Home Office.[4] She was one of Britain's first female factory inspectors.[2] In 1903 she wrote an important report about lead poisoning in brickworks.[2] In 1904 she and her mother attended the International Congress of Women in Berlin.[3] By 1914 she had become a Senior Lady Inspector.[2] In 1918 she was a recipient of one of the 1918 Birthday Honours; specifically, she was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE).[5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13] In 1925 she became Deputy Chief Inspector of Factories.[4] In 1933 she joined the Treasury, and she retired at age 65 in 1937.[2][4] She had been one of the first women to reach the higher levels of the Civil Service.[2] She was a member of the Whitley Council Committee on the Women's Question, and as such she argued in favor of women's right to choose whether or not to leave their jobs if they got married, as well as in favor of equal pay.[2] After retiring, she wrote books including A History of Women in the Civil Service, One Generation to Another (about her family), Some Victorian Portraits, and Women Servants of the State: 1870-1938.[2] In her will she appointed Bedford College as trustees of the Hilda Martindale Trust, which "makes a very limited number of awards to British women towards training or studying for a career in a profession where women are underrepresented. The maximum award is £3,000."[4]

References

  1. ^ a b c Cathy Hartley (15 April 2013). A Historical Dictionary of British Women. Routledge. pp. 620–. ISBN 978-1-135-35534-0. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h John Simkin. "Louisa Martindale". Spartacus Educational. 
  3. ^ a b Crawford, Elizabeth (2001). The Women's Suffrage Movement: A Reference Guide, 1866-1928. London: Routledge. p. 387. ISBN 978-0-415-23926-4. 
  4. ^ a b c d e "Royal Holloway - The Hilda Martindale Trust - About us home". 
  5. ^ "No. 30716". The London Gazette (Supplement). 3 June 1918. pp. 6451–6486. 
  6. ^ "No. 30717". The London Gazette (Supplement). 3 June 1918. pp. 6487–6492. 
  7. ^ "No. 30718". The London Gazette (Supplement). 3 June 1918. pp. 6493–6502. 
  8. ^ "No. 30719". The London Gazette (Supplement). 3 June 1918. pp. 6503–6510. 
  9. ^ "No. 30720". The London Gazette (Supplement). 3 June 1918. pp. 6511–6512. 
  10. ^ "No. 30721". The London Gazette (Supplement). 3 June 1918. pp. 6513–6517. 
  11. ^ "No. 30722". The London Gazette (Supplement). 3 June 1918. pp. 6519–6522. 
  12. ^ "No. 30723". The London Gazette (Supplement). 3 June 1918. pp. 6523–6534. 
  13. ^ "No. 30730". The London Gazette (Supplement). 7 June 1918. pp. 6687–6742. 
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