Dame Edith Harriet, Lady Sclater, DBE (née Barttelot; 24 March 1856 – 29 March 1927) was a British dame.
Edith Harriet Barttelot
24 March 1856
Hilliers, Petworth, UK
|Died||29 March 1927|
Ovington Gardens, London
|Burial place||Four Elms, Kent, UK|
|Organization||Lady Sclater's Work Room and Smokes Fund; Prisoners of War Packing Association; Soldiers' and Sailors' Families' Association; Salisbury Plain Pensions Committee|
|Spouse(s)||Sir Henry Crichton Sclater (1884-1923)|
|Honours||Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire|
Early life and familyEdit
Sclater was born at Hilliers in Petworth into an ancient Sussex family. She was the second and eldest surviving daughter of Sir Walter Barttelot, who was created a baronet in 1875, and Harriet Musgrave, daughter of Rev. Sir Christopher Musgrave, 9th Baronet.
Edith's eldest brother was killed during the Boer War and her second brother, was killed in 1888 while part of the Emin Pasha Expedition in Central Africa. Further tragedy befell the family when her nephew was killed at Teheran in October 1918.
First World WarEdit
During the First World War, she operated the Lady Sclater's Work Room and Smokes Fund, was president of the Salisbury branch of the Prisoners of War Packing Association, president of the Soldiers' and Sailors' Families' Association at Central Hackney as well as the Salisbury Plain Pensions Committee. For these efforts she was appointed a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 1918 New Year Honours.
Sir Henry Crichton Sclater died on 26 September 1923. She died on 29 March 1927 of heart failure following pneumonia at her Ovington Gardens home in London.
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- Mosley, Charles, ed. (2003). Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knighthood (107 ed.). Burke's Peerage & Gentry. p. 283. ISBN 0-9711966-2-1.
- Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage. Burke's Peerage Limited. 1885. p. 95. Retrieved 11 July 2017.
- "Dame Edith Sclater". The Times (44543). 30 March 1927. p. 18.
- "Mr. Bonny's Letter To Sir Walter Barttelot". The Times (33170). 15 November 1890. p. 12.
- "No. 30460". The London Gazette (Supplement). 4 January 1918. p. 367.
- Staff (30 March 1927). "Deaths". The Times. London, England. p. 1.
- "Deaths". The Times (44547). 4 April 1927. p. 17.
Imperial War Museum - Photograph of Lady Scalter