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Bridges, Katherine Dianthe 'Kitty', 1896-1986 (née Farrer, wife of Edward Ettingdene Bridges, 1st Baron Bridges)



Katherine Dianthe 'Kitty' Farrer was born on 26 August 1896, the second daughter of Thomas Cecil Farrer (1859–1940), second Baron Farrer of Abinger, and his wife, Evelyn Mary, née Spring-Rice (1862–1898), musician and daughter of Charles William Thomas Spring-Rice. Her paternal grandfather was Thomas Henry Farrer, first Baron Farrer, permanent secretary to the Board of Trade. Katherine's older brother, Cecil Claude Farrer (1893–1948), became third Baron Farrer, and her elder sister, Frances Margaret Farrer (1895-1977) was created a dame of the British empire in 1950 in recognition of her contribution to the National Federation of Women's Institutes and the country in wartime. Katherine married Edward Ettingdene Bridges (1892-1969), later first Baron Bridges, on 1 June 1922. They had four children Shirley Frances (b.1924), Thomas Edward (b.1927), Robert Oliver (b.1930) and Margaret Evelyn (b.1932). Katherine died on 6 September 1986.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:


FARRER, Katherine Dianthe 'Kitty', 1910-1911

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10286/1/30
Scope and Contents

Two letters sent from Katherine Dianthe Farrer to Ida Darwin on 17 November 1910 and 1 January 1911 acknowledging gifts from Ida.

Dates: 1910-1911

Nora Barlow Letters: 1902, 1902

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10286/1/8/3
Scope and Contents

Contains 27 letters from Nora to Ida Darwin sent between 5 March and 7 December 1902. Almost all of the letters were written from Levana, Wimbledon Park where Nora attended school and give an account of her days at the school and occasional visits to London.
The letters also include a reference to the coronation of Edward VII and a description of a visit to Rhos in North Wales in September 1902.
Includes a single letter from Kitty Farrer dated 15 November 1902.

Dates: 1902