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Diary of Isabel Jane Thorne

 Fonds — Box: CLX-A-842
Identifier: Coll-1175

Scope and Contents

The diary is 43pp. long (foolscap). It is a copy of typescript with corrections. It begins with her birth and family circumstances as she grew up, and includes her life as a governess, her marriage and journey to China, the birth of her children, the Taiping Rebellion, medical training in London and studies in Edinburgh, and her return to London. The diary ends in 1886-1887 and with brief description of personal celebrations around the Jubilee of Queen Victoria.

Dates

  • 1887

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

Open to bona fide researchers, but please contact repository for details in advance of visit.

Extent

1 folder

Physical Location

E2009.17

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The material was transferred to Special Collections from another location within the Library, April 2009. Accession no: E2009.17.
Title
Copy of the diary of Mrs. Isabel Jane Thorne (1834-1910), campaigner for medical education for women

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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