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Owen Meredith

Edward Robert Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Earl of Lytton, (8 November 1831 – 24 November 1891) was an English statesman, Conservative politician, and poet (who used the pseudonym Owen Meredith). He served as Viceroy of India between 1876 and 1880—during his tenure Queen Victoria was proclaimed Empress of India—and as British Ambassador to France from 1887 to 1891.

His tenure as Viceroy was extremely successful, but controversial for its ruthlessness in both domestic and foreign affairs: especially for his response to the Great Famine of 1876–78, and the Second Anglo-Afghan War. Lytton's policies were alleged to be informed by his Social Darwinism. His son Victor Bulwer-Lytton, 2nd Earl of Lytton, who was born in India, later served as Governor of Bengal and briefly as acting Viceroy, and he was the father-in-law of the architect Sir Edwin Lutyens, who designed New Delhi.

Lytton was a protégé of Benjamin Disraeli in domestic affairs, and of Richard Lyons, 1st Viscount Lyons, who was his predecessor as Ambassador to France, in foreign affairs. His tenure as Ambassador to Paris was successful, and Lytton was afforded the rare tribute – especially for an Englishman – of a French state funeral in Paris.

Birth and Death Data: Born November 8th, 1831 (London), Died November 24th, 1891 (Paris)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1932

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor CS-74664 12-in. 12/12/1932 Aux Italiens Mrs. H. P. Brooke Recitation author  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Lytton, Edward Robert Bulwer Lytton, Earl of," accessed December 2, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103171.

Lytton, Edward Robert Bulwer Lytton, Earl of. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 2, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103171.

"Lytton, Edward Robert Bulwer Lytton, Earl of." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 2 December 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103171

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