Louisa Nott-Bower

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Louisa Adelaide Nott-Bower, née Yorke (27 March 1861 – 6 September 1925) was a Welsh archer who competed at the 1908 Summer Olympics in London. She was born in Troedyraur, Ceredigion and died in Richmond, London.


Nott-Bower competed at the 1908 Games in the only archery event open to women, the double National round competition. She was 47 years old that year, and took eleventh place in the event with 503 points.

Women's rights[edit]

She attended the International Council of Women meeting in Switzerland in 1920, and headed the English branch of the International Woman's Council. Late in life, she attended an international women's meeting in Washington D. C.,[1] and lectured on women's rights in the United States.[2][3]

In 1924 Lady Nott-Bower spoke at a conference on moral welfare organised by the National Council of Women. Her talk concerned "the problem of sexual offences against children, and suggested certain new lines of action in the case both of the offender and the victim".[4]

Personal life[edit]

Yorke was married to Sir Edmund Ernest Nott-Bower, a barrister, and they had a son, Reginald Ernest Nott-Bower. William Nott-Bower was her brother-in-law. Louisa died in London in 1925, age 64.[5]


  1. ^ "European Women Sail for America for Washington Meet" Times Herald (25 April 1925): 17. via Newspapers.comopen access publication – free to read
  2. ^ "Lady Nott-Bower to address League" Scarsdale Inquirer (25 April 1925): 1.
  3. ^ "Kitchen Devices Rare in England" Springfield Missouri Republican (16 July 1925): 10. via Newspapers.comopen access publication – free to read
  4. ^ "The Guardian". Conference on Moral Welfare: Protection of Children Plea for High Ideals in Sex Education. 13 November 1924. 
  5. ^ "Lady Nott-Bower Ill" Evening News (5 September 1925): 18. via Newspapers.comopen access publication – free to read

Further reading[edit]

  • profile
  • Cook, Theodore Andrea (1908). The Fourth Olympiad, Being the Official Report. London: British Olympic Association. 
  • De Wael, Herman (2001). "Archery 1908". Herman's Full Olympians. Retrieved 14 July 2006.