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STREATFEILD, Lucy Anne Evelyn, d 1950, ne้ Deane, public servant


Reference code(s): GB 0097 STREATFEILD

Held at: British Library of Political and Economic Science

Title: STREATFEILD, Lucy Anne Evelyn, d 1950, ne้ Deane, public servant

Date(s): 1881-1950

Level of description: Collection (fonds)

Extent: 5 boxes

Name of creator(s): Streatfeild | Lucy Anne Evelyn | d 1950 | ne้ Deane | public servant


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born [1860]; HM Senior Inspector of Factories, [1893-1897]; Member, War Office Commission of Enquiry into Concentration Camps during the Boer War, 1901-1902; Member, Royal Commission on the Civil Service; first female Organising Officer, National Health Insurance Commission, London; Member, Commission of Enquiry into the Conditions of the Women's Army Auxilary Corps in France; Member, Kent Executive Committee of the Women's Land Army; Vice-Chairman, Kent Council of Social Service; married Granville Edward Stewart Streatfeild in 1911; died 1950.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Lucy Anne Evelyn Streatfeild (Deane), 1891-1950, including unofficial business diaries recording her work as an inspector of workshops and factories for Kensington Vestry and the Home Office, 1893-1897, incorporating cuttings and memoranda relating to conditions of employment, 1891-1914; correspondence concerning work for the Boer War Concentration Camp Commission, 1901-1902, with press cuttings and photographs; material relating to work on other committees, 1893-1930, including the Women's Auxiliary Army Corps Commission of Enquiry, the Kent War Agricultural Executive Committee, the Kent Billeting Committee and the Westerham National Service Committee; personal material, 1881-1950, notably a memoranda book containing press cuttings and photographs relating to her family, articles and papers, family photographs, letters of sympathy on her death in 1950, and appreciations of her life and work by various, including Violet Markham.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

The collection is arranged as outlined in the Scope and Content.

Conditions governing access:

Open. Microfilm copy available.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright is retained by the depositor. The diaries are only available on microfilm.

Physical characteristics:

Finding aids:

Printed handlist and on-line catalogue available.


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information:


Archival history:

Given by Dr Martin Wright in 1986.

Immediate source of acquisition:


Existence and location of originals:

Existence and location of copies:

Warwick University Modern Archives Centre holds photocopies of large parts of this collection (Mss 69). Microfilm made available by Follet Preservation Microfilming Project, 2000. Films are held on open access in the Library (Archives MF 629-632).

Related material:

Publication note:

Mary Drake McFeely Lady Inspectors (Blackwells, London, 1988).



Archivist's note: Sources: Who's Who 1897-1996 (A & C Black, 1996; Historical Manuscripts Commission National Register of Archives. Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 project.

Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions: May 2001

Armed forces | State security
Concentration camps | War crimes | Humanitarian law
Second Boer War, 1899-1902 | Wars (events)
War | International conflicts
Working conditions | Conditions of employment | Personnel management | Organization and administration | Health services administration | Public administration | Government
World War One (1914-1918) | World wars (events) | Wars (events)
International relations
Military organizations

Personal names
Markham | Violet Rosa | 1872-1959 | afterwards Carruthers | liberal activist and public servant x Carruthers | Violet Rosa
Streatfeild | Lucy Anne Evelyn | d 1950 | ne้ Deane | public servant x Deane | Lucy Anne Evelyn

Corporate names
Boer War Concentration Camp Commission
Home Office
Kensington Vestry
Kent Billeting Committee
Kent War Agricultural Executive Committee
WAAC | Women's Army Auxiliary Corps x Women's Army Auxiliary Corps x Queen Mary's Auxiliary Corps
Westerham National Service Committee

London | England | UK | Western Europe | Europe
Westerham | Kent | England | UK | Western Europe | Europe