Edith Lyttelton

Standard Name: Lyttelton, Edith
Birth Name: Edith Sophy Balfour
Married Name: Edith Sophy Lyttelton
Married Name: The Hon. Mrs Alfred Lyttelton
Pseudonym: Edith Hamlet
Nickname: D. D.
Nickname: Mrs King
Edith Lyttelton's prominent position in society helped to draw attention to her first and best-known play, Warp and Woof, 1904, which took up the issue of sweated labour. Her dramatic oeuvre includes several morality plays, a genre she actively promoted through the Morality Play Society . She produced a single novel. Her non-fiction traces her evolving personal and political interests: she produced a biography of her husband (the politician Alfred Lyttelton ), a report for the League of Nations , several treatises on parapsychology, and an account of her travels in India and the Far East, in which she defends British colonialism.


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Occupation Margaret Haig, Viscountess Rhondda
In this position she was responsible for recruiting women for agricultural work and the collection of woollen, cotton, and paper goods for salvage and recycling, and she organised provincial selection boards for the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps
Occupation Ray Strachey
Philippa Strachey was also active in the bureau, which shifted after the war to dealing with the problems of women newly unemployed because of men returning from the armed forces. Edith Lyttelton joined in the...
politics Marie Belloc Lowndes
The letter challenged a recent antisuffragist manifesto, and stressed three points from Prime Minister Asquith 's statement to suffragists of 14 August. The points were that women had rendered as effective service to their country...
politics Dorothy Wellesley
Her fellow signatories included Violet Bonham Carter , Stafford Cripps , archaeologist Sir Arthur Evans , historian H. A. L. Fisher , scientist-philosopher Julian Huxley , sculptor Laura Knight , writers Edith Lyttelton and J. B. Priestley
Textual Features Emmeline Pethick-Lawrence
In the undated broadside Why Women Want the Vote, published by the Woman's Press with the National Women's Social and Political Union listed as author,
OCLC WorldCat. http://www.oclc.org/firstsearch/content/worldcat/. Accessed 1999.
EPL gives six reasons why: to end taxation without...


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Lyttelton, Edith. Alfred Lyttelton: An Account of His Life. Longmans, Green, 1917.
Lyttelton, Edith. Florence Upton, Painter. Longmans, 1926.
Lyttelton, Edith. Our Superconscious Mind. Philip Allan, 1931.
Lyttelton, Edith. Peter’s Chance. Duckworth, 1912.
Lyttelton, Edith. Protection of Women and Children in the Near East. League of Nations.
Lyttelton, Edith. Some Cases of Prediction. G. Bell and Sons, 1937.
Lyttelton, Edith. St. Ursula’s Pilgrimage. Vacher and Sons, 1909.
Lyttelton, Edith. The Faculty of Communion. Longmans, Green, 1925.
Lyttelton, Edith. The Thumbscrew. 1912.
Lyttelton, Edith. The Touch of Sorrow. H. Holt, 1896.
Lyttelton, Edith. Travelling Days. Geoffrey Bles, 1933.
Lyttelton, Edith. Warp and Woof. T. Fisher Unwin, 1908.