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Ref No (click to see in context)NL/1
TitleNeville Lyttelton letters to family
Extent7 files
DescriptionLetters from Neville Lyttelton to members of his family including George Lyttelton, Lucy Cavendish, Catherine Gladstone, whilst working in Canada, Ireland, India and South Africa, 1854-1924.
Admin HistoryGeneral Sir Neville Lyttelton born the third son of the 4th Baron Lyttelton, of Hagley Hall in Worcestershire, 1845; his mother was sister-in-law of William Gladstone; educated at Eton College; entered Rifle Brigade, 1865; served in Jowaki Expedition, India, 1877, and in Egyptian Campaign, 1882; Military Secretary to Governor of Gibraltar, 1883-1885, and to Governor of Bombay, 1885-1890; 2nd in Command, 3 Bn, Rifle Bde, Jullundar, India, 1890-1893; Lt Col, 1892; commanded 2 Bn, Rifle Bde, Dublin, Ireland, 1893-1895; appointed Assistant Adjutant General War Office, 1895; Assistant Military Secretary, War Office, 1897-1898; commanded brigade during Nile Expedition, Sudan, 1898; commanded 4 Infantry Bde, 2 and 4 Divs, South Africa, 1899-1900; served in Natal, 1901-1902; Commander-in-Chief, South Africa, 1902-1904; Commander-in-Chief, Ireland, 1908-1912; appointed Governor of the Royal Hospital, Chelsea, 1912; died, 1931. He married Katherine Stuart-Wortley in 1883 and they had 3 daughters.
ArrangementChronological, by first date.
Access StatusOpen
CodePerson or Corporate Body Name
DS/UK/39Lyttelton; Sir; Neville Gerald (1845-1931); Knight, General
DS/UK/1744Lyttelton; Lord; George William (1817-1876); 4th Baron Lyttelton; father of Neville Lyttelton
DS/UK/1745Cavendish; Lady; Lucy Caroline (1841-1925); née Lyttelton, sister of Neville Lyttelton, pioneer of women's education
DS/UK/1746Gladstone; Catherine (1812-1900); née Glynne, known as Auntie Pussy, wife of William Ewart Gladstone
CodePlace Entry
NA71Canada/North and Central America
NA258Ireland/United Kingdom
NA293Republic of India/South Asia
NA20South Africa/Africa