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Discrete CollectionsThe Women's Library
TitleWoodhouse, Lady Davina re Lord Lytton
Ref No8SUF/B/051
Box Fetch NoBox 1: Disc 11
Date2 July 1975
Extent57:00 mins
Admin Biographical HistorySee biographies for Davina Woodhouse and Lord Lytton
DescriptionInterview took place at Bois Mill, Latimer, Bucks. Interviewee is the daughter of suffrage supporter Lord Victor Lytton, 2nd Earl. Also see other interviews related to Lord Lytton [8SUF/B/107, 8SUF/B/110, 8SUF/B/113].

Interview summary:

0:00 mins:
Lord Lytton's [father of Lady Davina Woodhouse] personality and his support of imprisoned suffragettes. Elisabeth Lutyens' [cousin of Davina Woodhouse] personality and life as an invalid. Reasons for Lord Lytton's support of suffrage movement and prison reforms. His visit to India and opinion of the administration. His political attitude. His attitude to his children and activities in his spare time such as nature, books and writing.

15:00 mins:
Relationship between Lord Lytton and his wife. Lady Constance Lytton [aunt of Davina Woodhouse]. Lady Davina's mother, her beauty and opinion of suffrage movement. Lord Lytton's lack of skill in managing money.

30:00 mins:
Employment of servants. Lord Lytton's attitude to social class. His interest in sports. His ambitions in causes. His love of dogs. His religious attitudes. His reputation as a public speaker.

45:00 mins:
His attitudes to health and eccentricity. His relationship with Homer Lane. Visits from Miss Tennyson with whom he discussed Elizabethan history.
Related Record8SUF/B/107
Access StatusOpen
Access ConditionsInterview recordings are available online and can be accessed at the link provided in this record.
Former Reference NumberTape 15
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