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Diaries

 Subject
Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Refers to books containing the daily, personal accounts of the writer's own experiences, attitudes, and observations. Use "journals (accounts)" when referring to an individual's or an organization's account of occurrences or transactions.

Found in 19 Collections and/or Records:

Diary, 1847 September 1-1850 May 9

 Item — 1: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3; Series 4 [39002106196117], Folder: 1
Call Number: MSS 11, Series I
Scope and Contents: Holograph diary, including personal accounts of Norris' daily activities and observation of life in South Africa.Several pages at various intervals appear to have been torn out of the diary. It is not clear whether they contained any portion of text.The fly-leaf features a pen and ink drawing of a barking dog, along with Norris's name and regiment. It is dated August 22, 1846. "Cork Barracks" is listed as the location. Four graphite sketches, including one labeled "Cape...
Dates: 1847 September 1-1850 May 9

Diary, 1848 September 8-1851 October 9

 Item — 1: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3; Series 4 [39002106196117], Folder: 2
Call Number: MSS 11, Series I
Scope and Contents: Holograph diary, including an alphabetical roll of British squads, personal entries and notes about Norris' debts and expenditures, some graphite sketches, and one pen and ink sketch.The diary's fly-leaf has pen and ink drawing of a barking dog and the inscription "R.P. Norris." It contains various types of entries, the first being an alphabetical roll of "No. 2 Squad of 'B' or Captain E. Staunton's Company, 22nd Sept. 1847." Soldiers' vital statistics (age, height, marital status,...
Dates: 1848 September 8-1851 October 9

Diary, 1854 August 23-September 14

 Item — Vol. 1: [39002106142301]
Call Number: MSS 28
Scope and Contents: Holograph diary describing Ellen Fenton’s family vacation at Boulogne-sur-Mer, 1857. Includes nineteen pages of watercolor drawings of local people, scenery and landscapes, all of which illustrate journal descriptions. Inscribed on the verso of the front cover: “Mrs. Fenton / Haven Green House / Ealing / London”. Also includes playbill for the ‘opera comique’ Les Diamans de la Couronne, and a funeral announcement. A watercolor of “Kitty Kirby” in miniature...
Dates: 1854 August 23-September 14

Diary, 1854 September 14-22

 Item — Vol. 2: [39002106142319]
Call Number: MSS 28
Scope and Contents: Continuation of Ellen Fenton’s holograph diary detailing her family vacation at Boulogne-sur-Mer, 1854. Includes fourteen pages of watercolor drawings of local people, scenery and landscapes, all of which illustrate journal descriptions. Also includes one receipt for “Lemoisson-Desille, Porcelaine, Cristaux, et Verrerie.” Inscribed on back cover: “Written by Ellen Fenton, Haven Green House, Ealing, London, 1854.”Volume 2 picks up Fenton’s journal in mid-September of 1854, with a...
Dates: 1854 September 14-22

Diary, 1856 August 2-August 20

 Item — Vol. 3: [39002106142327]
Call Number: MSS 28
Scope and Contents: Holograph diary describing Ellen Fenton’s family vacation at Boulogne-sur-Mer, 1857. Includes twenty-five pages of watercolor drawings of local people, scenery and landscapes to accompany journal descriptions. This volume includes a program for the “Procession Générale de l’Assomption et de la Station en l’honneur de N. – D. de Boulogne,” which Fenton also translates into English (with her own annotations), bound with the journal. In her entry for Saturday August 2nd, 1856, Fenton...
Dates: 1856 August 2-August 20

Diary, 1856 August 20-September 2

 Item — Vol. 4: [39002106142335]
Call Number: MSS 28
Scope and Contents: A continuation of Ellen Fenton’s holograph journal describing a family vacation at Boulogne-sur-Mer, 1857. Includes twenty pages of watercolor drawings of local people, scenery and landscapes to accompany journal descriptions. This volume contains three playbills, for: Une femme qui se jette par la fenetre, La Dame de St-Tropez, and Le Bonhomme Jadis. Also containing: a letter from Mr. Atkinson; a hand-drawn music score “From...
Dates: 1856 August 20-September 2

Diary, 1856 August 2-26

 Item — Vol. 5: [39002106142343]
Call Number: MSS 28
Scope and Contents: Holograph diary describing Ellen Fenton’s family vacation at Boulogne-sur-mer, 1857. This first volume would be later worked up into Fenton’s fair copies of her 1856 diaries (Volumes 3 and 4). The existence of this draft version suggests that Fenton created preliminary drafts for all of her journals, though this is the only one present. The handwriting, as well as prose style, is less legible in this draft volume than in subsequent volumes. She also sometimes uses different names for her...
Dates: 1856 August 2-26

Diary, 1857 August 22-September 14

 Item — Vol. 6: [39002106142350]
Call Number: MSS 28
Scope and Contents: Holograph diary describing Ellen Fenton’s family vacation at Boulogne-sur-Mer, 1857. Includes seventeen pages of watercolor drawings and pen & ink sketches of local people, scenery and landscapes to accompany journal descriptions. This volume contains one drawing by Fenton’s daughter ‘Deeny’ of a “Boulogne Procession,” and the unfinished and varying quality of this volume’s sketches suggests that some of the other Fenton children may have made contributions. A funeral notice for “Mme...
Dates: 1857 August 22-September 14

Diary, 1857 September 14-September 29

 Item — Vol. 7: [39002106142368]
Call Number: MSS 28
Scope and Contents: Continuation of Ellen Fenton’s holograph journal, describing a family vacation at Boulogne-sur-Mer, 1857. Includes twenty-eight pages of watercolor drawings featuring local people, scenery and landscapes to accompany journal descriptions. This volume also contains a hand-written list of “Objects [sic] Cassée” [broken objects], most likely charged to Fenton by her landlord at the conclusion of the family’s stay.Although she extols the simplicity and ‘picturesque’ nature of the...
Dates: 1857 September 14-September 29

Diary, 1860 July 17-August 11

 Item — Vol. 8: [39002106142376]
Call Number: MSS 28
Scope and Contents: Holograph journal describing Ellen Fenton’s family vacation at Boulogne-sur-Mer, 1860. Includes eleven pages of watercolor drawings of local people, scenery and landscapes to accompany journal descriptions. On page eleven, Fenton also includes a sketch of the Colonnade ballroom floor plan. This volume contains letters from Fanny Crawford and Officer Crawford (of the 15th Bombay Regiment), clippings of “The Pope’s Irish recruits” from 27 July 1860 and “To Englishmen Settling in Boulogne” and a...
Dates: 1860 July 17-August 11

Diary, 1862 August 25-September 9

 Item — Vol. 9: [39002106142384]
Call Number: MSS 28
Scope and Contents: Holograph journal describing Ellen Fenton’s family vacation at Boulogne-sur-Mer, 1862. Includes 42 pages of watercolor drawings of local people, scenery and landscapes to accompany journal descriptions--the most numerous of all of her volumes. This volume contains three clippings, “The Nouveau Riche in Boulogne” (September 24, 1862), “Our Leader of Last Week” (October 1), a brief synopsis of the burlesque “A Fuss Amongst the Fogies” (October 8), along with letters to the editor. It also...
Dates: 1862 August 25-September 9

Diary, 1851 September – 1853 January

 Item — Vol. 1: Series 2
Call Number: MSS 38 , Series II
Scope and Contents: Holograph diary, labelled: “E.A. Porcher. Notes on Ports Visited in H.M.S. CLEOPATRA, September 1851 – circa 1853”. Includes the following small pen and ink drawings: “purchase for hauling vessels up at Jardine’s slip” (page 7), chart (18), map of Labuan (20), diagram (25), 2 sketches (26), sketch of a lighthouse (45) and a map of Amoy (55).Porcher provides general descriptions of the ports visited by the Cleopatra, including hydrographical information, natural resources, natural...
Dates: 1851 September – 1853 January

Diary, 1781

 Item — Reynolds 38: Series 2
Call Number: MSS 30 , Series II
Scope and Contents: Inscribed: "A Painter's Journal through Flanders, Brabant, Holland, and part of Germany. June 24, 1781." Cased with Reynolds 37.
Dates: 1781

Diary Fragment

 Item — Vol. 10(a)
Call Number: MSS 28
Scope and Contents: A loose page from a diary, most likely from Volume 9 (1862) or later. A watercolor drawing of “our last ball” shows Dall dancing in the officer’s quadrille.
Dates: 1854-1862

Diary Fragment

 Item — Vol. 10(b)
Call Number: MSS 28
Scope and Contents: Loose pages of a journal by Ellen Fenton. This diary describes life in Ealing, England, suggesting that Fenton kept diaries when in England, separate from her Boulogne travel diaries. This fragment also indicates that her son “Dick” (Adolphous) worked for his father at John Fenton & Co. wine merchants.
Dates: 1854-1862

Diary of Harriet Carr (Deacon), 1869

 Item — 1: Series 2, Folder: 3
Call Number: MSS 8, Series II
Scope and Contents: The first part of the diary describes a family holiday to Bath and Lynmouth in August and September 1869. Harriet describes her family's enjoyment of the beach and natural scenery of the area. The family took several day trips to nearby locations, where Harriet purchased some souvenirs, including photographs.The second part describes the family's journey to France and Italy from 24 November to 10 December, 1869. Harriet provides sketches of Roman history when recording her...
Dates: 1869

Eshott Heugh notebook : volume 1, 1881-1899

 Item — 1: Series 2, Folder: 1
Call Number: MSS 8, Series II
Scope and Contents: Thomas William Carr kept two notebooks, both stamped Eshott Heugh in gilt on the cover, which served in part as personal journals, as well as records of the Carr family and the Eshott estate. The first notebook includes material from 1881 to about 1899, and includes: notes on the Eshott Heugh estate, including comments relating to its magnetic and astronomical position made by the royal astronomer; a history of the estate and its owners; notes on visitors to the estate; sketches of...
Dates: 1881-1899

Eshott Heugh notebook : volume 2, 1899-1912

 Item — 1: Series 2, Folder: 2
Call Number: MSS 8, Series II
Scope and Contents: The second of the two Eshott Heugh notebooks resumes in 1899. Like the first, it serves as a journal for Thomas William Carr, and also includes: more family history; Carr family coats of arms; notes on maintenance of the estate; notes on social visits and the weather; verse; and letters written to Carr. The end of the volume includes an index (to both notebooks).
Dates: 1899-1912

Travelling memorandum book, 1781

 Item — Reynolds 36: Series 2
Call Number: MSS 30 , Series II
Scope and Contents: Brief notes made on his first trip to Brussels. Also on microfilm.
Dates: 1781