“Colouring the map red”: Lady Hariot Dufferin and the Imperial Networks of the Dufferin Fund
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The Dufferin Fund was established by the Irish vicereine Lady Dufferin in 1885, to supply medical aid and education to women in India. Undeniably, Lady Dufferin was aware of the political agenda of her fund, in extending a benevolent portrayal of imperial power in a landscape of rising nationalism. Using sources from the Dufferin Papers held at the Public Record Office for Northern Ireland and at the National Archives of India, this chapter will examine the extent of imperial networks required to administer a vicereine’s personal and political ambitions.