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The Hon. Lois Sturt Papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 LOISTURT

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: The Hon. Lois Sturt Papers

Short title: Sturt, Lois, Hon., papers

Dates of creation: 1919-1984 (mainly 1919-[1930s])

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 1 box

Name of creator(s): Hon. Lois Sturt (1900-1937)


Administrative and biographical history: The Hon. Lois Sturt (1900-1937), later Lady Tredegar, was an actress, born on 25 August 1900. She was the daughter of Humphrey Napier Sturt, 2nd Baron Alington (1859-1919) and Lady Feodorowna Yorke (died 1934). She became the lover of Reginald, 15th Earl of Pembroke, and of Prince George, the Duke of Kent. She married Evan Morgan, 2nd Viscount Tredegar (1893-1949) in 1928, and died 18 September 1937.


Scope and content: Papers of Lois Sturt, including engagement diaries, 1919-1923; love letters, 1920-1925; an album of sexually explicit verses and jokes, 1919-[1930s]; and letters to the donor concerning deposition of the papers, 1980-1984.


Language/script: English

Conditions governing access: Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available in NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries, 1987, p. 113, at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue is available online.
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Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records donated to the National Library of Wales have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by Mr E. L. Parkin, London, per the British Library (Department of Manuscripts), per the British Records Association (BRA No 2329), 1987.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. The archive includes correspondence post-dating Lois Sturt relating to the deposition of the archive.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used to compile this description: NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries, 1987; Who Was Who (2001); Burke's Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage (1949); Noel Coward Society website (, viewed 7 November 2003.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2 and LCSH.

Date(s) of description: November 2003



Erotic poetry

Sturt, Lois, | 1900-1937 | Archives

Personal names

Herbert, Reginald, 1880-1960, 15th Earl of Pembroke

Sturt, Lois, 1900-1937

Corporate names