Diaries of Lionel Hichens, General Sir Neville Lyttelton and Lady Lyttelton

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      GB 161 MSS. Eng. hist. e. 372-80, f. 33-84
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Scope and Content

The collection consists of:

  • Diaries of Lionel Hichens, 1900-8
  • Diaries of General Sir Neville Lyttelton, 1874-1929
  • Diaries of Lady Lyttelton, 1892-3
  • Unattributed diary, 1896

Administrative / Biographical History

(William) Lionel Hichens (1874-1940) was an industrialist and businessman. His parents-in-law were Sir Neville Gerald Lyttelton (1845-1931), general, and Lady Katharine Sarah Lyttelton, ne Stuart-Wortley. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Access Information

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/specialcollections).

Acquisition Information

The diaries were bought from Robin Waterfield Ltd. in 1986.


Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

A full description is available in the Library.

Custodial History

The diaries were cleared from North Aston Hall, Oxfordshire, after the death of Hermione Hichens.