STREATFEILD, Lucy Anne Evelyn, d 1950, nee Deane, public servant

Scope and Content

Papers of Lucy Anne Evelyn Streatfeild (Deane), 1891-1950, including unofficial business diaries recording her work as an inspector of workshops and factories for Kensington Vestry and the Home Office, 1893-1897, incorporating cuttings and memoranda relating to conditions of employment, 1891-1914; correspondence concerning work for the Boer War Concentration Camp Commission, 1901-1902, with press cuttings and photographs; material relating to work on other committees, 1893-1930, including the Women's Auxiliary Army Corps Commission of Enquiry, the Kent War Agricultural Executive Committee, the Kent Billeting Committee and the Westerham National Service Committee; personal material, 1881-1950, notably a memoranda book containing press cuttings and photographs relating to her family, articles and papers, family photographs, letters of sympathy on her death in 1950, and appreciations of her life and work by various, including Violet Markham.

Administrative / Biographical History

Born [1860]; HM Senior Inspector of Factories, [1893-1897]; Member, War Office Commission of Enquiry into Concentration Camps during the Boer War, 1901-1902; Member, Royal Commission on the Civil Service; first female Organising Officer, National Health Insurance Commission, London; Member, Commission of Enquiry into the Conditions of the Women's Army Auxilary Corps in France; Member, Kent Executive Committee of the Women's Land Army; Vice-Chairman, Kent Council of Social Service; married Granville Edward Stewart Streatfeild in 1911; died 1950.


The collection is arranged as outlined in the Scope and Content.

Access Information

Open. Microfilm copy available.

Other Finding Aids

Printed handlist and on-line catalogue available.

Alternative Form Available

Warwick University Modern Archives Centre holds photocopies of large parts of this collection (Mss 69). Microfilm made available by Follet Preservation Microfilming Project, 2000. Films are held on open access in the Library (Archives MF 629-632).

Archivist's Note

Sources: Who's Who 1897-1996 (A & C Black, 1996; Historical Manuscripts Commission National Register of Archives. Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 project.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the depositor. The diaries are only available on microfilm.

Custodial History

Given by Dr Martin Wright in 1986.


Mary Drake McFeely Lady Inspectors (Blackwells, London, 1988).