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Organiser of the wartime Bundles for Britain campaign dies

Lady Malcolm Douglas-Hamilton, born Natalie Scarritt Wales in Cohasset, Massachusetts in 1909 died on 14 January, 2013, aged 103. She grew up in Boston and New York City.

From her earliest years, she was a generous, outgoing and enthusiastic person of drive and great optimism. Her career began in 1939 when she learned of the devastation and isolation of Great Britain in the early years of World War II. She took the train to Washington, D.C. to ask the British Ambassador, Lord Lothian, what Britain needed that ordinary Americans could supply.

The outcome was that Lord and Lady Malcolm together created The American-Scottish Foundation, Inc. in 1956, to strengthen the historic ties between Scotland and the United States in all areas -- educational, cultural, social, genealogical, philanthropic, scientific and economic. 

Lady Malcolm's obituary appears in The Times and the New York Times.

Lord Malcolm was killed in an air crash on Mt. Cameroon, in July 1964.

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