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On offer are two very intriguing English diaries for the years 1891 and 1892. There is little doubt that the author lives a life of privilege being a "well to do" family living in or actually on the outskirts of Exeter, Devon England. Research suggests the family lives in the small village of Rockbeare in a manor that once belonged to Lord Canterbury. While the 1891 diary is written by a Mrs. Jane Troup [formerly Jane Rose and identified through census records as she is otherwise unsigned]. Written in the front of the diary by another hand it appears is "Thomas Potts James". An extremely active life she says Mr. Troup travels and lectures quite a bit and this is also extra work and staff as our author is also in a wheel chair of some sort part or much of the time and it also appears she had troubles with the birth of her son. She talks about the baby and the nurse going everywhere with her and when she goes down to the garden she's taken by one of the servants in her "bath chair". The first diary, 1891, is full of handwritten entries save for 12 or so pages when she becomes sick and also plenty of entries in the back on the memoranda pages. The second diary, 1892, is only about ½ full and it is written by someone else in the household. Her is some online census info regarding the author et al: "Rockbeare House John Rose TROUP, born ca. 1850 in Bengal, East Indies, Profession/ occupation; "Own means", Frances B. TROUP, born ca. 1860 in Philadelphia, Pa, John R. TROUP, Jr., born ca. 1890 in Rockbeare, Rose Andrews, nurse, Susanne CLAMPET, cook, LUCY MILLS, housemaid, Henry HIGGS, butler, Thomas YANDLE, coachman. In the 1901 census, Frances B TROUP is living with her mother, Isabela JAMES, born in the U. S. at Offwell House in Offwell, Devon, England. Elms the trouble maker is Henry ELMS, a 50 year old farmer. Augustus R. PODMAN is Vicar of Rockbeare. Firhall was purchased by Captain Troup who married John Rose of Holmes daughter Jane. They had four sons all brought up at Firhall and all who entered the military service of the East India Company. Hugh retired as general; Colin became Brigadier-General; Robert had command of the 2nd Oude Local Infantry and Captain John Rose Troup married an Indian Lady of great wealth." Here are some snippets: 1891 "February 24th, Went to the station in the morning for Mr. Troup at the 11 o'clock train. Told him of all the Elm's (an old servant of theirs) trouble and he decided to go out after lunch and dismiss him surtainly which he did with Yendle as witness, forbidding him to come near our part. Mr. Turner quite decided and Elms found his match. We sent for a police man to see that Elms did not do any mischief but he went right into Exeter." "February 27th, A beautiful day. I walked down into the gardens and found it very warm. Yendle and Higgs were both there. Higgs said it was the first time he had been in it for 12 months and Yendle the 1st time he had walked round it for 49 years; when Lord Canterbury lived here and he came as a lad. Drove with Frances, Nurse and Baby to the station and to Mrs. Tollard's for clothes." "March 1st, Mrs. Clanfelt went to church in the morning. Nurse, Lucy and Yendle in the afternoon. Mr. Podmore preached all day about Elms wickedness to the great delight of the other servants." (She just hired a new gardener named Mark Quick) "March 20th, A bright sunny morning and I went down to the garden with Mr. Troup. The new gardener has made a great change in the greenhouse. It is well arranged and delightfully clean so that I could set down in it with comfort and there are many flowers in bloom. It looks very bright and pretty." "May 11th, A lovely day. Yendle went into Exeter to get champagne for me as the doctor says I must drink it. I walked outside the door when I at last got dressed and breathed the fresh air. Watched Zuck and Win doing the porch beds. Ceased the fires in my room, I hope for the summer. I wore a thinner dress." "May 21st, The man came out with the. N° de ref. de la librería 000929

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Año de publicación: 1891

Condición del libro:Good

Tipo de libro: Manuscript

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M. Benjamin Katz, Fine Books/Rare Manuscripts: M. Benjamin Katz, Fine Books/Rare Manuscripts is located in Toronto, Canada doing business by appointment, and having an online presence selling rare books and manuscripts since 1999. Specializing in handwritten, historically significant books, manuscripts, diaries, documents and ephemera. A member of The Manuscript Society each treasure on offer is guaranteed authentic and as represented for life. Worldwide clientele includes public, private and university libraries on both sides of the Atlantic and Pacific. Always buying collections and estates.

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