The Lyttelton collection held here in Queen Mary’s archives shows that it was not only General Sir Neville Lyttelton and his wife Katherine who got involved in philanthropic projects. The desire to help others and get involved in society ran in the family. Katherine Lyttelton’s mother, Jane Stuart-Wortley was involved in numerous ventures to help others. One of these projects was the East London Nursing Society (ELNS).
The ELNS was established to provide trained nurses to care for the Sick Poor in their own homes in East London.Posted on Wednesday 30 July 2014
The Meanings of Military Service website is now available online: www.meaningsofservice1914.qmul.ac.uk The website has been launched to coincide with the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War in August 2014.Posted on Friday 25 July 2014
An interesting letter has been found whilst cataloguing the Lyttelton family collection, from Katherine Lyttelton to her husband General Sir Neville Lyttelton about women’s cricket.Posted on Tuesday 24 June 2014
A special exhibition is now open in the Mile End Library to mark the centenary of the outbreak of World War One in 1914. The exhibition by the Archives, explores the human experience of the First World War.
It is also available to view online, in the Archives Galleries: http://www.library.qmul.ac.uk/archives/archives_galleriesPosted on Monday 2 June 2014
It was an active year for comets in 1910. Not only was there the predicted return of Halley’s Comet in April, but there was also the surprise appearance several months before of the Great January Comet (also known as the Daylight Comet).Posted on Friday 23 May 2014
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