Place Published: London
Publisher: Margaret Crewe
Date Published: 1926
Binding: No binding
Margaret Crewe signature on 4-3/4 x 3-3/4 inch envelope dated 1926. [accompanied by a letter from her secretary, J. Corbett and dated 1st July, 1926.
Envelope is wrinkled on left side with the writing going through the M in Margaret in the signature otherwise in good condition. Margaret Etrenne Hannah ('Peggy') Crewe-Milne (nee Primrose), Marchioness of Crewe (1881-1967), Political hostess; second wife of 1st and last Marquess of Crewe; daughter of 5th Earl of Rosebery.
The marriage made her stepmother to her new husband's three daughters from his first marriage, the eldest Lady Annabel Hungerford Crewe-Milnes (1881-1948) being only 5 months younger than Peggy, and 15 year old twins lady Celia Hermione and Lady Helen Cynthia (who was known by her middle name of Cynthia) Crewe-Milnes. Robert's son Richard Charles Rhodes Crewe-Milnes (1882-1890) from his first marriage had died when he was seven years old.
"Peggy" became known as Lady Crewe and Baroness Houghton on her marriage and was described as being an extremely clever, tactful, and witty woman who came to the fore as a political hostess and helped her husband in his political work. In the summer of 1904 Robert and Peggy held a ball in their town residence of Crewe House, formerly called Wharncliffe House, in Curzon Street Mayfair. One of their guests was 29 year old Winston Churchill, and it was here that Winston first met his future wife, 19 year old Clementine Hozier. Winston Churchill went on to be one of the United Kingdom's most remembered Prime Minster during the Second War World.
On 1st January 1920 Peggy was appointed one of the first women magistrates in Britain, for the county of London. Margaret Etrenne Hannah Crewe-Milnes died in 1967.
Very Good. Item #4468