Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)HM/867-881
TitleAutograph letters, signed from Emily Anne Strangford [Emily Anne Smythe, Viscountess Strangford]
Extent15 items
DescriptionLetters discuss her marriage to Lord Strangford and their life together; her published book; the Finn family and their situation in Jerusalem; Arthur [Penrhyn] Stanley; family life; the ill health and eventual death of Lord Strangford, with many letters dated 1869 discussing her grief with Martineau resulting from the loss of her husband.
Access StatusOpen
Administrative HistorySmythe [née Beaufort], Emily Anne, Viscountess Strangford (bap. 1826, d. 1887), military nurse, the youngest daughter of Admiral Sir Francis Beaufort, and his first wife, Alicia Magdalena. In 1861 she published Egyptian Sepulchres and Syrian Shrines (2 vols.), to which she contributed text and fine illustrations. The book was a popular success, and was reviewed by Percy Ellen Algernon Frederick William Sydney Smythe, eighth Viscount Strangford (1825-1869), diplomatist and orientalist. The couple subsequently married on 6 February 1862, London.


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