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Archive of Edith Teresa Noel-Hill (née Hulton), Lady Berwick


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The archive includes correspondence, photographs, postcard albums, memoirs, and various objects. Only the memoirs have been catalogued at this time.


  • Creation: c.1937


2 boxes

Language of Materials

  • English

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Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. 21326/1].

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MS. 21326/1-2

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 21326


The Archive of Edith Teresa Noel-Hill (née Hulton), Lady Berwick.

Biographical / Historical

The British painter William Stokes Hulton (1852-1921) and his wife Costanza (‘Zina’) Mazini (1863-1939) had two daughters: Gioconda Mary (1887-1940) and (Edith) Teresa (1890-1972), known to family and friends as ‘Bimbele’ or ‘Bim’. The family lived in Venice, Italy, from 1897 until 1907, with a brief interlude in Munich from 1903 to 1905.

During the First World War, Teresa worked as a Red Cross nurse in Italy, receiving the Croce di Guerra for her work. She married Thomas Henry Noel-Hill, 8th Baron Berwick of Attingham (1877-1947) in June 1919 in Florence. Thomas, who served with the Shropshire Yeomanry during the war, had inherited Attingham Park in Shropshire in 1897. The couple spent many years restoring the house and when Thomas died in 1947, he left the house and estate to the National Trust in his will. Teresa continued to live there until her death in a road accident in 1972.

Costanza’s mother was the author and translator Linda Mary White (1836–1915), who married firstly the silk merchant Vincenzo Constanzo Mazini and secondly the Italian historian and politician Pasquale Villari (1827-1917).

Custodial History

Lady Berwick gifted the papers to The Ashmolean c.1967-1971 along with pictures, which remain at the Ashmolean, including a portrait of Mrs William S. Hulton (née Constanza Mazini) by Walter Sickert [WA1967.40]. Some packets of letters and photographs were added after her decease in 1972.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were deposited at the Bodleian by The Ashmolean Museum in 1988. Ownership of the papers was formally transferred from the Ashmolean to the Bodleian in 2023.

Related Materials

Shropshire Archives

  1. X112 - Papers Of Teresa, Lady Berwick, 1895-1972, in the Attingham Collection.
Catalogue of the Archive of Edith Teresa Noel-Hill (née Hulton), Lady Berwick
Rachael Marsay
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Edition statement
First edition. Only the memoirs of Costanza Hulton née Mazini have been catalogued at this time.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom