Florence Amery, April 10, 1919
Bain News Services, 19 April 1919

Bain News Services
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Item Type:
A black and white photograph of Florence Amery.
Adeliza ‘Florence’ Louise Greenwood was born in Whitby, Ontario on 19 August 1879. She was the seventh of ten children born to John and Charlotte Greenwood. Her nickname was ‘Byrdie’ or ‘Birdie’. Florence received her early education in Whitby, and was later a student at St. Hilda’s College (ca. 1898) and Trinity University [ca. 1898-1901] in Toronto, specializing in modern languages, English, and history. Upon graduation, she was a resident teacher at Glen Mawr School (also known as Miss Veals’School) in Toronto. She later moved to England to join her brother, Thomas Hamar Greenwood.
Florence married Leopold ‘Leo’ Charles Maurice Stennett Amery, Secretary of State for the
Dominions and the Colonies, in Westminster on 16 November 1910 and travelled with him to
many foreign lands throughout the course of his political career. She was known to be his
constant companion and respected advisor. Florence was the chairwoman of many causes and
known for her warm social graces and outstanding rhetoric abilities, a few of her favourite
themes included: Imperial unity, free trade within the Empire, and migration and settlement.
Florence and Leopold had two sons: John, a Nazi collaborator who was executed for treason in
1945, and Harold ‘Julian’, who led an accomplished political career. She died 18 February 1975
in London, England.
Date of Original:
19 April 1919
Width: 8 in
Height: 10 in
Personal Name(s):
Amery, Florence ; Greenwood, Adeliza 'Florence' Louise: Greenwood, Hamar ; Amery, Leopold Charles Maurice Stennett
Corporate Name(s):
St. Hilda's College
Local identifier:
Whitby Online Historic Photographs
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.8771151042288 Longitude: -78.9466279702434
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Recommended Citation:
Florence Amery, April 10, 1919, Bain News Services. Whitby Archives 32-000-032.
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Scanned from original photograph
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Florence Amery, April 10, 1919

A black and white photograph of Florence Amery.