Gandhi said she was a great Englishwoman and 'feared no man because she feared God only.'
Young India: 15th July 1926
Although Emily Hobhouse was an Englishwoman she is most known for her work in South Africa and Europe. She was a feminist, a pacifist, an internationalist and above all a humanitarian. She worked tirelessly for the disadvantaged. She loved her country and believed it had a place in the world which it should maintain. She was a great letter-writer and Jennifer Hobhouse Balme who is the great neice of Emily Hobhouse has used some of these letters, in the interest of accuracy, to tell the story of her life. Her papers are now housed at the Bodleian Library, Oxford, England.