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Bangor University
Lady Gladstone Papers

Reference code(s): GB 0222 BMSS LGL

Held at: Bangor University

Title: Lady Gladstone Papers

Short Title: Lady Gladstone Papers

Creation date(s): 1894-1941

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 17 items

Name of creator(s): Maud E., Lady Gladstone of Hawarden


Administrative/Biographical history: Maud E. Gladstone, Lady Gladstone of Hawarden, was the second daughter of the first and last baron Rendel (died 1913). In 1890 she married Henry Neville Gladstone (1852-1935) the third son of Liberal Party leader and Prime Minister, William Ewart Gladstone (1809-1898) and his wife Catharine. Lady Gladstone was a great music lover and had many friends and acquaintances who were musicians including Mary Carmicheal (died 1935) and her sister Rose's son Harry Stewart Goodhart-Rendel who composed music and was Slade Professor of Fine Art at Oxford University from 1933-1936. Lady Gladstone died in 1941.


Scope and content/abstract: Material consists of personal items collected by Lady Gladstone. It includes two autograph albums (one given to Lady Gladstone by her mother Lady Rendel). Amongst the signatories are members of prominent families and clergy, contemporary statesmen such as William E. Gladstone, David Lloyd George, artists and European royalty. One album also contains a drawing of William Gladstone by W.L. Wyllie.
The collection also consists of musical material including a series of tunes and melodies with some traditional music from Wales, Ireland and Hungary, printed and in manuscript form by various artists; airs and pastorals arranged by Mary Carmichael; songs dedicated to Lady Gladstone by Mary Carmichael; others composed and dedicated to "my Aunt Maud" by Harry Stewart Goodhart-Rendel.


Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement: Material is arranged according to record type and incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts .

Conditions governing access: Open to all users

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright conditions apply. Reprographics are made at the discretion of the Archivist.

Finding aids: Item level word-processed list is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales, Bangor. Reference numbers: General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts: 4678-4694, 4762

Language codes: eng


Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited August 15, 1942 by the executors of the will of Lady Gladstone.



Note: Description compiled by Anne Lenaghan, November 2001

Rules or conventions: Created following ISAD(G) and Archives Hub Data Creation Guidelines

Date(s) of descriptions: Prior to 16-11-2004

Autograph albums | Great Britain
Folk songs, Hungarian
Folk songs, Irish
Folk songs, Welsh language
Music | Manuscripts
Musicians | Great Britain

Personal names
Carmichael , M. G. (Mary Grant) , 1851?-1935
Gladstone , Maud E. (Maud Ernestine) , 1865–1941 , Lady
Gladstone , W. E. (William Ewart) , 1809-1898
Goodhart-Rendel , H. S. (Harry Stuart) , b. 1887

Corporate names

Hawarden (Wales)

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