Elizabeth Reid

Prename: Elizabeth
Surname: Reid
Name of birth: Mills
Profession: Philanthropist
Birthday: 01/06/1858
Place of birth: New York
Date of death: 04/30/1931
Place of death: Saint Jean Cap Ferrat, Frankreich
Married since: 1881
Married to: Whitelaw Reid (1837-1912)
Profession husband: Ambassador to the Court of St. James; publisher and Board of Directors of the *New York Tribune* (since 1966 *New York Herald Tribune*); 1889–92 US consul to France and 1905–12 to Britain
Children: 1 (Ogden Mills Reid, born 1882)
Education: Daughter and heiress of Darius Ogden Mills, banker and founder of the Bank of California
Career: 1893 founds a home for American women artists, the “American Girls’ Club” (1893–1914), at the Jardin de Luxembourg in Paris (rue Chevreuse); 1898 secretary, Red Cross Society for the Maintenance of Trained Nurses; 1906, after the earthquake in San Francisco, donates a hospital near Palo Alto; 1915 chair, American Red Cross in Great Britain; 1922 endows the International Federation of University Women (IFUW) with the former home for women artists, now used as an international guesthouse in Paris (Reid Hall, today property of Columbia University)
Biographical literature: Elizabeth Mills Reid papers (Reid Family Papers), Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, DC