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Eglantyne Louisa Jebb (1845-1925) was an Irish social reformer. A keen supporter of the arts and crafts movement, in 1884 she founded the Home Arts and Industries Association as a way of reviving country crafts and overcoming rural poverty.[1]

Born in Killiney, Ireland, she married her cousin Arthur Trevor Jebb (1839-1894), a barrister and landowner from Ellesmere, Shropshire. Her brother was the classicist Sir Richard Claverhouse Jebb.[2]

Two of her daughters, Eglantyne Jebb and Dorothy Buxton, founded the Save the Children Fund, and Eglantyne Jebb also wrote the Declaration of the Rights of the Child.


  1. ^ Helland, Janice (2007-01-01). British and Irish home arts and industries, 1880-1914: marketing craft, making fashion. Irish Academic Press. ISBN 9780716528906.
  2. ^ The Late Arthur Trevor Jebb, Esq. Bye-gones, Relating to Wales and the Border Counties. 1894-12-12.