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Layard Papers

Comprises materials relating to Sir Austen Henry Layard and his wife Lady Layard [Mary Enid Evelyn Guest]. Primarily consists of 2 boxes of letters from Enid Layard to her sister Charlotte Maria Guest [wife of Richard Du Cane] and a file containing a smaller number of letters from Sir Austen Henry Layard to same. Topics include Layard's work as a diplomat in Madrid and Constantinople, the Third Carlist War [1872-76], the Russo-Turkish War, and the Guest family. Also includes a file of pamphlets and newspaper clippings on subjects relating to the Layards and the death and funeral of Enid Layard, a file of pictures, and a file of additional materials relating to the Layard family. Also includes some items which belonged to Richard Du Cane.

Images of the Layard Family

Comprises a selection of images, in various formats, of Enid Layard, including two watercolour paintings by Ludwig Passini. Also includes a copy of a portrait painting of Albermarle, 9th Earl of Lindsay.

Layard Family Correspondence

Consists of 2 boxes of letters from Enid Layard to her sister Charlotte Maria Guest [wife of Richard Du Cane] and a file containing a smaller number of letters from Sir Austen Henry Layard to same. Regular topics include Layard's work as a diplomat in Madrid [1869-1877] and Constantinople, the Third Carlist War [1872-76], the Russo-Turkish War [1877-78], and news from the Guest family.

Bundle of Press Cuttings.

Concerning the death, funeral, and estate of Lady Layard, bequests to the British Museum and the controversy regarding the Layard Collection in Venice. Featuring British Italian and German newspapers, all with annotations. One cutting from the Daily Telegraph (dated 12th April 1960) is annotated in a different hand and relates to a Sotheby's auction of Nineveh marble.