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Manuscript diary, 1875

Identifier: Coll-1843/1
p. 27
p. 27

Scope and Contents

Manuscript Diary of Katie Halley in Pawsey's Pocket Diary And Almanack For 1875. London: Suttaby And Co et al.,[1875]. A diminutive and predominately complete diary of some 10,000 words from 1875 of a young Scots woman "abroad" as it were, living in London and clearly wanting to maintain her Scottish roots. She describes a full everyday life in London, attending musical night, a lecture at the Royal Institution, a wedding taking place at Stonehouse, visits to friends and family, hears the London Scottish band and John Mackenzie, piper to the Caledonian Asylum, attends the Gaelic Society ball, eating Devonshire cheeses with her papa. We hear of her Papa's illness with apoplexy and death shortly after, a summer holiday to the Eggar family at Farnham and her brother, Ronald every day at the London Scottish headquarters.


  • Creation: 1875

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From the Fonds: 1 envelope


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