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ED 175


Papers of Arthur Maxwell-Lyte



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Son of Sir Henry Maxwell-Lyte, historian of Eton. After Fontwell Preparatory School, he came to Eton as a King's Scholar in September 1893. He was in the Newcastle Select and ended as Captain of the School. Leaving in July 1900, he obtained a demyship at Magdalen College, Oxford, where he obtained a 1st in History. He became an examiner for the Board of Education. A knee problem rendered him unfit for military service and during the war he worked for the Ministry of Munitions.


1890 - 1921

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257 items, mainly als

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Letters from him to his parents (mainly mother), brother Walter and sister Margaret. Letters about him from his prep school, from Eton, including reports, and from Oxford, with a group on his exemption from military service.

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