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MS 950

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MS 950


Loyd family archive



Administrative / Biographical history

The material relates to four brothers, Reginald, Robert, Geoffrey and Wilfred Loyd. They were the sons of A. K. Loyd, the Vice-Chairman of the Council of the British Red Cross Society and M.P. for North Berkshire, and his wife.

Further biographical details about each brother are given at series level.


20th century

Content description

The collection contains material relating to all four Loyd brothers; however, the archive is chiefly formed of papers relating to Geoffrey Loyd, who was killed in the early stages of the First World War. It includes Geoffrey Loyd’s First World War diary, maps, photographs, letters, and the effects in his possession when he died, his medals and correspondence and other material relating to his death and burial at Poperinghe.

Reginald Loyd’s papers include letters, diaries, photographs, and various printed matter, particularly relating to travel.

Robert Loyd’s papers includes a photograph album and photographs

Additional material includes papers relating to the brothers' time at Eton, and other miscellaneous family items

The youngest brother, Wilfred, is only represented by the wooden chest which belonged to him, and which was used by the family to house the material

Further details are given at series level.


The material was generated and collected by the family.
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