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Discrete CollectionsThe Women's Library
TitleLinks, Mrs Mary (née Lutyens)
Ref No8SUF/B/085
Box Fetch NoBox 1: Disc 18
Date27 Apr 1976
Extent44:13 mins
Admin Biographical HistorySee biographies for Mary Links and Emily Lutyens
DescriptionInterview took place at 2 Hyde Park Street, London W2 2JN. Mary Links is the daughter of Emily Lutyens. Also see interview with her sister Elisabeth Lutyens [8SUF/B/049].

Interview summary:

0:00 mins:
Victor Lytton's personality and the nature of his marriage to Pamela. Her beauty and ambition for her husband. The influence of Emily Lutyens on Victor Lytton regarding Home Rule in India, which was at odds with Pamela Lytton's view, and caused friction between the two women.

15:00 mins:
Victor Lytton's books about his two sons Antony and Alexander. His preference for humanity rather than individuals. His interest in various religious societies and 'causes'. The sexual difficulties of Edwardian women, caused by ignorance, which made them wish to escape the marriage bed. Unmarried women also wanted a 'cause'. The narrow domestic interests of married women. Jiddu Krishnamurti and Annie Besant. Constance Lytton unable to marry the man she loved.

30:00 mins:
Emily Lutyens' disapproval of militancy in the Suffrage movement. She became more interested in Theosophy, which occupied her beyond the time when women had won their cause. She became interested in India and bringing the two countries together. Constance Lytton's invalid years, her way of life, appearance and the suffragette medals she always wore.
Related Record8SUF/B/049
Access StatusOpen
Access ConditionsInterview recordings are available online and can be accessed at the link provided in this record.
Former Reference NumberTape 28
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