Reginald Baliol Brett

Reginald Baliol Brett (Second Viscount Esher)
Birth and death
1852 - 1930
Profession details
Courtier, Historian, Writer
Related place
Alistair Grant

Reginald Baliol Brett, second Viscount Esher (1852-1930) courtier, historian, and writer. When Lord Rosebery became prime minister in 1894 he made him permanent secretary of the office of works in 1895. He maintained and decorated state buildings, including royal palaces, and staged the Diamond Jubilee in 1897. He was prominent in the Queen's funeral of 1901 and Edward 8th Coronation. Esher edited the first three volumes of 'The Letters of Queen Victoria, 1837-1861' with A. C. Benson, which were published in 1907. He was buried in the family vault in the graveyard of the Esher parish church.

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