1985 Book – The Letters of Edwin Lutyens

Title – The letters of Edwin Lutyens To His wife Lady Emily

Edited by – Clayre Percy And Jane Ridley

Publishers – Collins

Year – 1895

Emily Lutyens was the wife of Edwin Lutyens and the mother of five children. She was the daughter of Lord Lytton Viceroy of India (1876 to 1880). Since their marriage in 1897, she and her husband had written once, sometimes twice a day, whenever they were apart. There were almost five thousand letters, more than two thousand five of his and two thousand of Emily’s. They corresponded until 1940, Sir Edwin Lutyens died in 1944.

Edwin Lutyens, along with Herbert Baker, was appointed architect to New Delhi, the new capital city. The work included designing the Legislative Assembly (Parliament) and Viceroy’s House (Rashtrapati Bhavan). On Emily’s death in 1964, she left the letters to Ursula one of her daughters. When Ursula died in 1967 she in turn left the letters with her daughter-in-law, Clayre. Evidently, Clayre together with Jane Ridley, daughter of Ursula brought out this book. Click on the photo for better view.

From the collection – 1964 M. Suriyamoorthy Charcoal On Paper Nude (#3)., Entrance To Nizam’s Hyderabad, Old Photo 1880., Views of BMC & Victoria Terminus Bombay, 4 PCs.,  A Peek Into British Era Ooty, Old Print 1913.

The images are of the actual items from my collection. And Not a photocopy, pirated, reproduced, stock photos, or taken from other sources.