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THE LAMBTON MEMORIAL.

TO THK EDITOR. Sir,—As secretary of the Young Women's Christian Association, 1 have been asked by the Committee to write to you on the above subject. There seems to be a great difference of opinion as to what would be the most suitable way of perpetuating Miss Lambton's memory. Some suggest a tombstone, and others a statue. I understand the former is not required, as a handsome tombstone is already erected over her grave; and as to a statue, I feel certain, if Miss Lambton could only be consulted on the subjeot, this is the very last thing she would desire. She was a most retiring, unassuming woman, and would have looked upon money spent in this way as great waste. Surely a better way would be to do something for those in whom she was most interested.

As an association we feel that her loss is irreparable. She was always forward in every good work, never weary in welldoing, and willingly undertook what was considered the most disagreeable and thankless work of any—collecting money. From the formation of the Association (nearly eleven years ago) until her death she has been on the board of management, and took a very warm interest in all its branches of work up to the very last. She liked the work of the Association because of its broad unsectarian principles, and at the time of our removal into our present rooms was one of the most active workers, and as long as she was able collected money towards reducing the debt. One branch of the work in which she was specially interested was "Our Coffee and Reading Room." Here a good many young girls in business take refreshments, and spend any spare time they may have at their disposal. We have a few books and papers for their use. A good library is very much wanted, and I think this is one way in which Miss Lambton's memory might be very pleasingly and fittingly commemorated. For L2O or L3O a good many nice, readable, strongly bound books might be bought, and so form a library, to be called the " Lambton Library." This would really be a useful way of spending any money collected, and I am sure it would have met

with Miss LambWs approval. Of eo«rs», this is merely a suggestion. Someone else may think of a more fitting way of remesßr beringher.—l am, etc., Mabt Stewabt, Hon. See. Y.W.C.A. Dunedin, May 10.

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THE LAMBTON MEMORIAL., Evening Star, Issue 7904, 11 May 1889

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THE LAMBTON MEMORIAL. Evening Star, Issue 7904, 11 May 1889

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