Lucy Anne Evelyn Streatfeild Papers

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Photocopies of business diaries re factory inspection, 1893-7, and of papers re: commissions of enquiry into concentration camps in Boer War and WAAC in First World War.

Administrative / Biographical History

Lucy Anne Evelyn Deane (c.1860-1950) was awarded diplomas from the National Health Society in 1892-3, and became an Inspector of Workshops for Kensington Vestry in 1893. By 1894 she was employed by H.M. Inspectorate of Factories. In 1900-1 she was a member of the Commission of Enquiry into Concentration Camps in the Boer War. In 1911 she married Major Granville Streatfeild. In the same year she became Chief Woman Organiser of women outdoor staff of the National Health Insurance Commission. She was also a member of the Departmental Committee on the Linen Trade in Ireland. In 1912 Mrs. Streatfeild became a member of the Royal Commission on the Civil Service. During the 1914-18 war Lucy Streatfeild served on the Commission of Enquiry into the Women's Auxiliary Army Corps, and she was also involved in the Kent Committee of Women's Land Army. She was awarded the CBE in 1918, but little is known of her after these years.

Reference: Finding aid for MSS.69

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Alternative Form Available

The original Streatfeild papers are kept at the British Library of Political and Economic Science at the London School of Economics, where they were deposited in 1986.

Archivist's Note

The centre also holds records relating to the Howard League (MSS.16) Authority files exist for Lucy Streatfeild (GB 152 AAR0985) and the Howard League (GBR 0152 AAR0714).

Custodial History

The collection was deposited with the Centre in 1974 by the Howard League for Penal Reform. Copies of the records were taken, and they were subsequently returned to the Howard League in 1975.