Marchioness of Londonderry
1878-1949 [Edith Helen Chaplin Vane-Tempest-Stewart]; dg. Viscount Chaplin;
m. Marquis of Londonderry [supra]; prominent hostees for Tories in London,
and was a friend of Ramsay MacDonald; sometimes styled suffragette; fnd.
Womens [War Service] Legion in 1914-18; Chairman of Queens
Inst. of District Nursing; Pres. of Womens Advisory Committee of
Northern Counties Provisional Area of the National Union of Conservative
and Unionist Associations; in charge of Red Cross station at Mount Stewart,
where she laid out the gardens, viz., Mount Stewart, Newtownards, Co.
The Magic Inkpot: A Volume of Irish Fairy Stories (1928).
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Anne de Courcy, Circe: Life of Edith, Marchioness of Londonderry
(Sinclair-Stevenson 1993), 336pp., 16 pls.
George Dangerfield, The Strange Death of Liberal England (?1932;
and rev. ed. 1972), gives account of the Londonderrys checking before
acceptance that each house they were invited to could not contain a Home-Ruler
at the time of the Bill in 1914, with consequence deterioration of social
culture in London . SEE also Padraic Colums account of Joyces
comparison between the Stewart (Castlereagh) lineage of the Londonderrys
and the son of Myles, the son of John Dillon (whom Joyce saw as the destroyer
of Parnell (in The Joyce we Knew, ed. Ulick OConnor (1967).
Hyland Books (Cats. 214 & 220) list Marchioness of Londonderry, The Magic
Inkpot: A Volume of Irish Fairy Stories (1st edn. 1928), 16 col. ills.
by Brock and Lady Margaret Stewart.
Caveat: avoid confusion between Lady Edith (1878-1949) and Lady
Frances Anne (née Vane-Tempest), Marchioness of Londonderry and
Countess of Antrim in her own right; both listed in DUB (the latter not
dated). See also under Wilmot.