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Extent78 boxes, plus 8 outsize boxes and 7 index card boxes
Creator NameNeville Gerald Lyttelton Family and Arthur Grenfell Family
DescriptionPersonal papers of the Lyttelton family containing correspondence of Neville Lyttelton, Katherine Lyttelton and daughters Lucy Masterman, Hilda Grenfell and Hermione Hichens to and from family and friends, including photographs and ephemera, c.1782-1940.

Neville Lyttelton to family, 1852-1909, 1911-1924; Family to Neville Lyttelton, 1852-1930; Neville Lyttelton to his wife Katherine 1883-1926; Katherine Lyttleton to her family, 1867-1927; Family to Katherine Lyttelton 1886-1916; Katherine Lyttelton to her husband Neville 1883-1926; Friends to Katherine Lyttelton 1877-1940; Various correspondence with friends, predominantly with Katherine Lyttelton, but also Neville Lyttelton, 1888-1938, including Sir Edward Grey, Lady Dorothy Grey, Lady Pamela Grey, George Curzon, Lord Alfred Milner, Violet Gascoyne Cecil, Patrick Duncan, John Morley, Dorothy and Janet Ward, Alfred Lyall; Various family correspondence, c.1850-1937, including letters between Lucy Masterman and Katherine and Neville Lyttelton, Hilda Grenfell and Katherine and Neville Lyttelton, Arthur Grenfell to family, and Hermione Hichens and Katherine and Neville Lyttelton. Includes letters exchanged between Neville and Katherine Lyttleton during the Second Boer War, 1899-1902.

This collection also contains a sub-fonds with additional personal papers, photographs, documents and ephemera of the Grenfell and Lyttelton families, 1800s-1962. It includes many letters exchanged between family members during various wars including the Zulu War, 1879, Second Boer War, 1889-1902, First World War, 1914-1918, and Second World War, 1939-1945, and diary extracts written during the First World War.
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; helped to suppress Fenian rising, Canada, 1866; Secretary, Oregon Boundary Dispute Commission, Canada, 1867; ADC to Viceroy of Ireland, 1868-1873; served in Jowaki Expedition, India, 1877, and in Egyptian Campaign, 1882; appointed private secretary to the Secretary of State for War in the Liberal Government, 1880; 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 2 Infantry Bde, Aldershot, 1899; commanded 4 Infantry Bde, 2 and 4 Divs, South Africa, 1899-1900; served in Natal, 1901-1902; Commander-in-Chief, South Africa, 1902-1904; Chief of General Staff and First Military Member of Army Council, 1904-1908; Commander-in-Chief, Ireland, 1908-1912; appointed Governor of the Royal Hospital, Chelsea, 1912; published Eighty years: soldiering, politics, games (Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1927); died, 1931. He married Katherine Stuart-Wortley in 1883 and they had 3 daughters, of whom Lucy (1884-1977) a writer and poet, married Charles Masterman (1873-1927), the Liberal politician.
ArrangementThe collection is arranged as follows:

PP5/1-PP5/38: Papers of Neville Lyttelton and his family
PP5/1-PP5/22: Letters of Neville, Katherine, Lucy, Hilda, Hermione, arranged by correspondent and then chronologically
PP5/23-PP5/27: Family letters to Neville, Katherine, Lucy, Hilda, Hermione
PP5/28-PP5/36: Friends letters to Neville, Katherine, Lucy, Hilda, Hermione
PP5/37-PP5/38: Various other correspondence, memorabilia, photographs and ephemera

PP5/GRE/ Additional papers of the Grenfell family (Arthur Grenfell and Hilda Grenfell nee Lyttelton)
Copyright StatementNo material may be published without the prior permission of both the copyright holder and the Library. All applications for publication must be made to the College Archivist in the first instance, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user.
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/1768Grenfell; Hilda Margaret (1886-1972); née Lyttelton, daughter of Neville Lyttelton
DS/UK/1769Hichens; Mary Hermione (fl. 1894-1940); née Lyttelton, known as Hermione, daughter of Neville Lyttelton
DS/UK/1790Grey; Sir; Edward (1862-1933); 1st Viscount Grey of Fallodon, Foreign Secretary, British Liberal statesman, baronet
DS/UK/1968Grey; Dorothy (fl. 1895-1906); née Widdrington
DS/UK/1961Grey; Pamela Adelaide Genevieve (1871-1928); née Wyndham
DS/UK/1971Curzon; George Nathaniel (1859-1925); 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston; British Conservative statesman, Viceroy of India, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs
DS/UK/1948Milner; Alfred (1854-1925); 1st Viscount Milner; British statesman, colonial administrator
DS/UK/1964Milner; Violet Georgina (1872-1958); née Maxse, surname Gscoyne-Cecil from 1894, surname Milner from 1921
DS/UK/1962Duncan; Sir; Patrick (1870-1943); Governor-General of the Union of South Africa
DS/UK/1791Morely; John (1838-1923); 1st Viscount Morley of Blackburn, British Liberal statesman, writer, newspaper editor
DS/UK/1798Ward; Dorothy (1874-1964)
DS/UK/1963Trevelyan; Janet Penrose (fl. 1903-1940); née Ward
DS/UK/1967Lyall; Sir; Alfred Comyn (1835-1911); British civil servant, literary historian, poet
DS/UK/1784Grenfell; Arthur Morton (1873-1958); Lieutenant Colonel
CodePlace Entry
NA20South Africa/Africa
NA258Ireland/United Kingdom
NA293Republic of India/South Asia