Lilian Carter

Dec 24, 2017
Lilian Hughes Carter with her sister May Hughes ran the settlement house Dew Drop Inn, Whitechapel, and provided a country retreat for poor children, prostitutes, and indigent people, most of them from the largely Jewish Whitechapel community. Both sisters learned Yiddish. An account of their activity is found in "The Angels of Whitechapel." (Attached).
Arthur Hughes,
my father Walter S. Hughes (1888-1953) was Lili and May's first cousin.


Arun Vajpey

Apr 21, 2009
Lilian Carter was one of the 4 survivors from that Dinner Party at the a la carte restaurant that the Wideners threw for Captain Smith. The others were her husband William Carter, Marian Thayer and Eleanor Widener.

Does anyone know of any memoirs from Lilian Carter or any of the other survivors that includes 'minutes' from that party?
Dec 24, 2017
Arun Vajpey, hello--
Lilian Carter and her husband Ernest didn't survive. Please see the extensive biographical material on them in the Encyclopedia T.
My contribution above had an error. Lilian did not have a role in running the Dewdrop Inn with her sister May, as it wasn't established until 1926, at 71 Vallance Road. There is a blue plaque honoring May Hughes on the building today. They collaborated out of St. Jude's, Whitechapel.
For the full booklet on May Hughes, with reference to Lilian, visit
"Angels of Whitechapel" above is an excerpt.

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