Price: $685.99

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Good

On offer is an original handwritten 1879 diary. The unidentified author lived in England around the city of Brighton and it would seem was a member of high society. There are frequent mentions of parties and guests and he also mentions trips to Richmond and Winchester, hunting parties etc. The entries start on January 3rd and stop on April 9th. Local historians or collectors will appreciate the wealth of local notations and with newspaper clippings pasted to the pages including many weddings, births and other milestones including a visit by the Prince of Wales. Here are some snippets: 1879 "January 4th, Lark shooting continues. Jack Wylde came to assist in the slaughter and to lunch. I am going to afternoon dance at Richmond." "January 11th, Very cold. Frost has now lasted since Monday. Skating on all the parks and Serpentine. Thames covered with floating ice. Boats and steamboats stop running. A late snow in the afternoon." "February 7th, Rompey died today of dropsy. RIP. Mr. ________turned up in the afternoon and asked me to go to Brighton with him for a few days as he was so depressed at times that he thought he wanted someone with him. We went down to Brighton by 10:15 train from Victoria to Old Ship." "March 1st, A paper in the museum from 2 to 3. In "Givins" room. Dined with Dallaway at the "Wanderers" and afterward to A. Chambers. Saw the Wylder's carriage coming back from Welsh Festival at Albert Hall." "March 13th, Grand marriage of the Duke of Connaught to Princess Margarete of Prussia in St. George's Chapel Windsor. Went home to dinner and afterwards to S_______ to a small dance. It was most successful. Enjoyed it very much. Danced several times with Mary, Miss Carter and Miss Blackie. Kate's 19th birthday." "March 19th, At home in the morning. Saw the Prince of Wales riding in the row. Did a fair day's work." The diary measures about 8" x 10" and the pages are in much better shape then the cover as it has some water damage. G+.



Categories: Books and Manuscripts General Overview, 19th Century Manuscript, 19th Century Rare Book,

Publisher: ENGLAND, 1879

Binding: Original Wraps

Book Condition: Good

Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall

Seller ID: 000843

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