18 APRIL 1931, Page 3

Mrs. Travers Lewis Mrs. Travers Lewis, who died last week

at the age of ninety-one, began her remarkable career as a philan- thropist seventy years ago, by opening a room in Paris where English-speaking working girls could keep boredom and loneliness at bay. From this small beginning devel- oped a movement which represents- a great individual achievement in philanthropy. For a woman to adopt such a cause required, particularly in those days, con- siderable courage ; to carry it through successfully required great breadth of vision and exceptional organizing ability. Many now alive have good cause to be grateful that Mrs. Travers Lewis possessed all these qualities in a high degree. * * * *