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This page highlights items of lay interest from the collection.  

Pages from the Diary of M. Bartley, 1909-1920.

In a letter from 1827 Caroline Francis Cornwallis expresses surprise that old Italian families still keep a jester to entertain them while in the country on page 85 of Selections from the Letters of Caroline Frances Cornwallis…also Some Unpublished Poems.

In a postscript in Letter from Elizabeth Barrett Browning, April 30, 1849, Browning describes her dog's, Flush, reaction to her new baby.

Elizabeth Carter expounds on the fate of the new country of America on page 246 of in Letters from Mrs. Elizabeth Carter to Mrs. Montagu between the Years 1755 and 1800, v.3.

In her diary entry of Tuesday, August 10, 1773, Lady Mary Campbell Coke describes the horrible fate of homeless dogs in Prussia.

Fanny Burney describes her unscheduled encounter with King George III, who was then at the height of his illness, in Kew Gardens in 1789 on page 149 of The Diary and Letters of Madame D'Arblay (1798-1840), v. 3.

In a humorous letter to the Duchess of Portland from 1739, Elizabeth Montague describes her disappointment in not seeing her friend the previous Thursday.

 


Pages from the manuscript of diaries covering events of the First and Second World Wars.

1914-1918, vol.1
  Diary of the Great War: The First World War Diaries of Miss J.C. Strange, 1914-1918, vol. 1.
1914-1918, vol.2
  Diary of the Great War: The First World War Diaries of Miss J.C. Strange, 1914-1918, vol. 2.
1914-1918, vol.3
  Diary of the Great War: The First World War Diaries of Miss J.C. Strange, 1914-1918, vol. 3.
1914-1918, vol.4
  Diary of the Great War: The First World War Diaries of Miss J.C. Strange, 1914-1918, vol. 4.
1914-1918, vol.5
  Diary of the Great War: The First World War Diaries of Miss J.C. Strange, 1914-1918, vol. 5.
1914-1918, vol.6
  Diary of the Great War: The First World War Diaries of Miss J.C. Strange, 1914-1918, vol. 6.
War Recollections of 1915
  War Recollections of 1915.
1939-1945, vol.1
  The Second World War Diaries of Miss J.C. Strange, 1939-1945, vol. 1.
1939-1945, vol.2
  The Second World War Diaries of Miss J.C. Strange, 1939-1945, vol. 2.
1939-1945, vol.3
  The Second World War Diaries of Miss J.C. Strange, 1939-1945, vol. 3.
1939-1945, vol.4
  The Second World War Diaries of Miss J.C. Strange, 1939-1945, vol. 4.
1939-1945, vol.5
  The Second World War Diaries of Miss J.C. Strange, 1939-1945, vol. 5.
1939-1945, vol.6
  The Second World War Diaries of Miss J.C. Strange, 1939-1945, vol. 6.
1939-1945, vol.7
  The Second World War Diaries of Miss J.C. Strange, 1939-1945, vol. 7.
1939-1945, vol.8
  The Second World War Diaries of Miss J.C. Strange, 1939-1945, vol. 8.
1939-1945, vol.9
  The Second World War Diaries of Miss J.C. Strange, 1939-1945, vol. 9.
1939-1945, vol.10
  The Second World War Diaries of Miss J.C. Strange, 1939-1945, vol. 10.
1939-1945, vol.11
  The Second World War Diaries of Miss J.C. Strange, 1939-1945, vol. 11.
1939-1945, vol.12
  The Second World War Diaries of Miss J.C. Strange, 1939-1945, vol. 12.