Archive of Edith Teresa Noel-Hill (née Hulton), Lady Berwick
The archive includes correspondence, photographs, postcard albums, memoirs, and various objects. Only the memoirs have been catalogued at this time.
- Creation: c.1937
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. 21326/1].
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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).
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.
- Hill | (Edith) Teresa | Noel- | 1890-1972 | née Hulton | wife of 8th Baron Berwick (Person)
- Hulton | Costanza ('Zina') Maria Orsola | 1863-1939 | née Mazini | wife of William Stokes Hulton (Person)
- Hulton | William Stokes | 1852-1921 | painter (Person)
- Hulton | Gioconda Mary | 1887-1940 | daughter of William Stokes Hulton (Person)
- Catalogue of the Archive of Edith Teresa Noel-Hill (née Hulton), Lady Berwick
- Rachael Marsay
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Edition statement
- First edition. Only the memoirs of Costanza Hulton née Mazini have been catalogued at this time.