Mary Temple Rose
aka Lady Clarke

From: "Types of Canadian Women Past and Present" Vol.I
Ed. by Henry James Morgan, Published by William Briggs, Toronto, 1903
(photo by Vernon Kaye, London, England.) 


Mary Temple Rose, eldest daughter of the late Right Honourable Sir John Rose, Bart., G.C.M.G., and his wife Charlotte Temple, was born and educated in Montreal, and married, September 25th, 1867, at St. James's, Piccadilly, London, Eng., Stanley de Astel Calvert Clarke, Esquire, Captain H. M.'s 13th Hussars. 

Captain Clarke subsequently exchanged into the 4th Hussars, and was with his regiment in India for five years, during which time he and his wife were present, at Delhi, at the ceremonies attending the proclamation of Queen Victoria as Empress of India, and had also the delight of travelling in Cashmir. In 1878 Colonel Clarke was appointed Equerry to the Prince of Wales (now King Edward VII.), and, in 1886, Private Secretary to the Princess of Wales (Queen Alexandra). He was promoted Major-General, 1894, and received the K.C.V.O., 1897. 

Lady Clarke is a recognized power in London society. She is the mother of three daughters and son, and, during their childhood, occupied herself much with their education. She takes the greatest interest in educational matters, and has served on several committees in reference thereto. She is also on the Council of the Soldiers' and Sailors' Families' Association. Quite recently she' and her husband made a tour round the world. 

Writing to the editor of this work in reference to her native country, she says : " Though thirty years have rung their knell over me since I last saw Canada, my love for and interest in the home of my childhood are not one iota less than when I left its shores, and I long for the day when I shall be able to revisit the Dominion." She was presented to the King and Queen at a Court held in March, 1903. 

Residence : 82 Eaton Place, London, .S. W., England.

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