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Lady Cynthia Mary Evelyn Asquith (née Charteris)

(1887-1960), Author and Private Secretary to JM Barrie; wife of Herbert Asquith; daughter of 11th Earl of Wemyss and March

Sitter in 8 portraits
Writer and anthologist. Daughter of 11th Earl of Wemyss and Mary Constance Wyndham. In 1910, she married Herbert Asquith, son of the future Prime Minister. She was Secretary to the author of Peter Pan, J.M. Barrie between 1918 and 1937 and her other literary friends included L.P. Hartley and D.H. Lawrence. Asquith wrote novels The Spring House (1936) and One Sparkling Wave (1943) as well as editing anthologies, writing for children and about the British Royal family. She is best remembered for her anthologies of Ghost Stories including My Grimmest Nightmare (1935).

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Lady Cynthia Mary Evelyn Asquith (née Charteris), by Walter Benington, for  Elliott & Fry - NPG x90235

Lady Cynthia Mary Evelyn Asquith (née Charteris)

by Walter Benington, for Elliott & Fry
chlorobromide print, 1930s
NPG x90235

Lady Cynthia Mary Evelyn Asquith (née Charteris), by Cecil Beaton - NPG x14013

Lady Cynthia Mary Evelyn Asquith (née Charteris)

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print on white card mount, 1940s
NPG x14013

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Lady Cynthia Mary Evelyn Asquith (née Charteris)

by Elliott & Fry
half-plate glass negative
NPG x99985

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