Cust, Emmeline Mary Elizabeth

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Cust, Emmeline Mary Elizabeth

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  • Cust, Nina
  • Welby-Gregory, Nina

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Dates of existence

1867-1955

History

Emmeline (Nina) Cust (1867- I955), translator, editor, poet, and sculptor, was the daughter of Sir William Welby-Gregory fourth Baronet and Victoria Welby of Denton Manor, Grantham.

On 11 October 1893 she married Henry Cust (1861-1917), Unionist M.P. for the Stamford division of Lincolnshire (1890-5) and Bermondsey (1900-6) as well as editor of the Pall Mall Gazette in the 1890s.
The marriage was orchestrated by the family and Arthur Balfour, as Nina had become pregnant (some sources argue it was a hysterical pregnancy) after an affair with Cust, a notorious philanderer. Cust settled his wife in a home in Carlton House Terrace, but then appears to have abandoned her, for all intensive purposes. They did not have children.

Through her marriage, she became a member of 'The Souls,' the exclusive circle of young men and women, all prominent in public and social life, who formed the artistic avant-garde in English society in the 1880S and 90s.

Cust was the editor of two volumes of her mother's collected correspondence.

For more information, see Wikipedia entry at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Cust .

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Cust, Henry John Cockayne (10 October 1861 -)

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family

Dates of the relationship

11 October 1893 - 1917

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Welby, Victoria, Lady, 1837-1912 (1837-1912)

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29543057

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family

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1867-

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Daughter

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Welby, Victoria, Lady, 1837-1912 (1837-1912)

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29543057

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associative

Dates of the relationship

1890, 1897, 1899, 1900, 1904-1911

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correspondent

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Created 2015-10-28 by Anna St.Onge.

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  • English

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  • Latin

Sources

http://viaf.org/viaf/63883412
http://www.victorianweb.org/sculpture/gilbert/gilbert4.html
Angela Lambert. Unquiet Souls: The Indian Summer of the British Aristocracy, 1880-1918. London: Macmillan1984, 78-80.
Dorment, Richard. Victorian High Renaissance. Minneapolis: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 1978. No. 89.
Damian Atkinson, ‘Cust, Henry John Cockayne [Harry] (1861–1917)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, Jan 2011 [http://www.oxforddnb.com.ezproxy.library.yorku.ca/view/article/32683, accessed 14 Feb 2016]

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