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TitleLucy Masterman and Charles Masterman letters to Katherine Lyttelton
Extent12 files
DescriptionLetters from Lucy Masterman and Charles Masterman to Katherine Lyttelton, 1888-1929.
Admin HistoryLucy Blanche Masterman, born in 1884, was the eldest daughter of General Sir Neville Lyttelton and Katherine Lyttelton. She was a British Liberal Party politician, poet and diarist. She married Charles Masterman in 1908 and they had 1 son and 2 daughters; died, 1977.

Charles Frederick Gurney Masterman, born in 1873, was a British Liberal Party politician and journalist; in 1906, he was elected as Member of Parliament for West Ham North; he worked closely with Winston Churchill and Lloyd George on the People's Budget of 1909 and was responsible for the passage through parliament of the National Insurance Act 1911; he was sworn as a Privy Councillor in 1912, and in 1914 he was appointed to the Cabinet as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster but resigned from Government when he lost his own seat which he was legally required to recontest in a by-election; when the First World War began, he served as head of the British War Propaganda Bureau; died, 1927.
ArrangementArranged letters into groups; Lucy Masterman and Charles Masterman, then chronologically within these groups, by first date.
Access StatusOpen
CodePerson or Corporate Body Name
DS/UK/39Lyttelton; Sir; Neville Gerald (1845-1931); Knight, General
DS/UK/40Masterman neé Lyttelton; Lucy Blanche (1884-1977); Poet, politician, also known as Meessee
DS/UK/41Lyttelton; Lady; Katherine Sarah (1860-1943); neé Stuart-Wortley, wife of Neville Lyttelton
DS/UK/1785Masterman; Charles Frederick Gurney (1873-1927); British Liberal Party politician, journalist