Caroline Grosvenor

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Caroline Susan Theodora Grosvenor CBE (née Stuart-Wortley; 15 June 1858[1] – 7 August 1940) was a British novelist and artist.

The daughter of the philanthropist Jane Stuart-Wortley and the politician James Stuart-Wortley,[2] she was born in Westminster, London, and married Norman Grosvenor (died 1898), son of Robert Grosvenor, 1st Baron Ebury, in 1881. One of their daughters, Susan, married John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir.[3]

Grosvenor wrote three novels: The Bands of Orion, The Thornton Device, and Laura (with her older brother, Charles Stuart-Wortley, 1st Baron Stuart of Wortley). She was a well known miniature and watercolour painter. She founded the Colonial Intelligence League for Educated Women, which later amalgamated with the Society for Oversea Settlement of British Women, a subsidiary of the Colonial Office.[citation needed]

She was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 1920 New Year Honours for her services to emigrant British women.[4]


  1. ^ Caroline (Stuart Wortley) Grosvenor; wikitree
  2. ^ Jane Stuart Wortley, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography; retrieved 31 January 2016.(subscription required)
  3. ^ Obituary, The Times, 9 August 1940
  4. ^ "No. 31712". The London Gazette (Supplement). 30 December 1919. p. 6.