Lady Gladstone Papers

Scope and Content

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.

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.


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

Access Information

Open to all users

Acquisition Information

Deposited August 15, 1942 by the executors of the will of Lady Gladstone.


Description compiled by Anne Lenaghan, November 2001

Other 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

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright conditions apply. Reprographics are made at the discretion of the Archivist.

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