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In 1874, Arthur returned to the Lyth, where he helped his father manage the estate until he inherited it in 1878. He was then free to devote himself entirely to his new position as landowner. 32 Arthur and Tye shared a love of nature and a passion for poetry, books and their children. Arthur conﬁded the burdens of running the estate to Tye and made sure that she understood the economic basis of land ownership, agriculture markets, hiring fairs and labour shortages. 37 Arthur, who kept a close eye on the domestic servants and household economy, reported to Tye that ‘in 90 days Elaine sent out 70 handkerchiefs to the wash and Harriet 72 aprons’.
26 Not wishing to look like a second-class traveller, he ordered ‘two brand new pair of boots’ to be delivered to the Lyth. ’27 Two months later though, he realized that he could not go home for Emily’s birthday. ‘It is entirely a question of money…I do not wish to appear mean but appear mean I must. 28 In the late nineteenth century, families of the upper-middle class and gentry whose sons and sons-in-law needed paid employment peddled their inﬂuence within the ranks of the civil service, but Tye’s family inﬂuences were clerical.
He cleared ‘25 shillings per diem—but not reckoning Sundays and holidays’24 and was feeling sorry for himself when he wrote, ‘it will be so much more pleasant for Pussie if she has not to pawn her trinkets. 26 Not wishing to look like a second-class traveller, he ordered ‘two brand new pair of boots’ to be delivered to the Lyth. ’27 Two months later though, he realized that he could not go home for Emily’s birthday. ‘It is entirely a question of money…I do not wish to appear mean but appear mean I must.
Feminism and Voluntary Action: Eglantyne Jebb and Save the Children, 1876–1928 by Linda Mahood (auth.)