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Catherine Gladstone (née Glynne) (1812-1900), Philanthropist; wife of William Ewart Gladstone

Sitter in 46 portraits
Catherine Glynne married William Ewart Gladstone in 1838, and although their marriage was difficult at times, William relied on the support of his wife throughout his career. Catherine would run their household, offer political advice, and even sometimes act as his secretary, whilst raising their eight children. William greatly respected Catherine's opinion, and would write to her daily during their frequent periods apart. When she died in 1900, she was buried alongside her husband at Westminster Abbey.

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Catherine Gladstone (née Glynne)

by Cyril Flower, 1st Baron Battersea
platinum print, 1890s
NPG Ax15608


Catherine Gladstone (née Glynne)

by York & Son
lantern slide, 1890s
NPG x3642


Henry Neville Gladstone, 1st Baron Gladstone of Hawarden on his wedding day with his wife and parents

by Henry Herschel Hay Cameron (later The Cameron Studio)
photogravure, 30 January 1890
NPG x9402


Catherine Gladstone (née Glynne); Dorothy Mary Catherine ('Dossie') Parish (née Drew)

by Alfred John Penny, published by Robert Faulkner & Co
photogravure postcard print, 1902-1904 (1894)
NPG x197778


Catherine Gladstone (née Glynne); William Ewart Gladstone

by Robinson & Thompson
halftone reproduction tear sheet, published 19 September 1896
NPG x193304