Lady Sara Louisa Blomfield

Lady Sara Louisa Blomfield

Birth
Death 1939 (aged 79–80)
Burial Hampstead, London Borough of Camden, Greater London, England
Memorial ID 102015418 · View Source
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She was a distinguished early member of the Bahá'í Faith in the British Isles, and a supporter of the rights of children and women. She was born in Ireland and spent much of her adult life in London. She was married to the noted Victorian era architect Sir Arthur Blomfield. An accomplished writer and humanitarian, she assisted in founding the Save the Children Fund and was a supporter of the adoption of the Geneva Declaration of the Rights of the Child by the League of Nations. Lady Blomfield joined the Bahá'í Faith in 1907 and soon became one of its outstanding proponents and historians. During the visit of 'Abdu'l-Baha to Paris, she took copious notes of His public meetings which were used in preparing the volume called "Paris Talks". As a tribute to her, 'Abdu'l-Baha bestowed upon her the name "Sitárih Khanum" (in Persian, "sitárih" means "star", and "khanum" means "lady"). After the passing of 'Abdu'l-Baha in 1921, she travelled to Haifa and, while there, interviewed members of Baha'u'llah's family. Those recorded recollections, together with her account of the days when she hosted 'Abdu'l-Baha in London, make up the contents of her book, "The Chosen Highway."


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  • Created by: julia&keld
  • Added: 11 Dec 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 102015418
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lady Sara Louisa Blomfield (1859–1939), Find A Grave Memorial no. 102015418, citing Hampstead Cemetery, Hampstead, London Borough of Camden, Greater London, England ; Maintained by julia&keld (contributor 46812479) .