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Ada and the Lytton Family

Thu, 2017-05-25 10:19 -- Nick Woodhouse

An interesting footnote to Ada's story is her friendship with the novelist, poet, and playwright Edward Bulwer Lytton (whose much quoted lines, 'Beneath the rule of men entirely great/The pen is mightier than the sword' are often distorted by truncation).

Some of Ada's letters to Bulwer Lytton survive and are currently held at HALS (Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies, D/EK/C3/12-18).  They reveal a lively discussion of religion and immortality, and some evidence of sharp disagreement.  In one Ada writes

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