Sutherland, Millicent, Duchess of Sutherland (F)

b. 20 October 1867. d. 20 August 1955. Nationality: Scottish. VIAF.
Prominent London society hostess, social reformer, novelist, short story writer, editor, poet. Née Lady Millicent Fanny St. Clair-Erskine. Pseudonym: “Erskine Gower.” Born at Dysart House, Fife. Married Cromartie Sutherland-Leveson-Gower, marquess of Stafford (later fourth duke of Sutherland), when she was seventeen. In 1914, one year after Stafford’s death, she married Percy Desmond Fitzgerald. She divorced Fitzgerald in 1919, and married George Ernest Hawes later the same year, divorcing him in 1925. Worked for the Red Cross in the First World War. Briefly imprisoned after the German occupation of France in 1940, eventually escaping to the United States and returning to Paris in 1945 when the city was liberated. Publications include a blank verse play, *The Conqueror* (1905). Editor of *Wayfarer’s Love: Contributions from Living Poets* (1904). Biographical information: *ODNB*. (AC)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 1
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
Lines Dedicated to Those Who Mourn Their Dead in the Wrecks of the Bokhara, Roumania, and Scotch Express 1892-12 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 8230