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Sketchbook by Hortia Gaisford, 1820-1824

MS. 21088/1
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The sketchbook contains a number of pencil drawings, including a drawing of Horatia's sister, Lady Caroline Edgcumbe, and a drawing of a the The Ionic Temple in Chiswick. Also contained are several botanical watercolours of plant specimens collected by Horatia in European cities including Berne, Morat, Rome, Varese, Nice, and Genoa. Notably, one of the watercolours is labelled "gathered from an olive tree in Lord Byron's garden at Genoa 19 November 1823". Some of the pages are undated.


  • 1820-1824


1 volume

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. 21088/1

Biographical / Historical

Henrietta Horatia Maria Gaisford, née Feilding (1810-1851), was Henry Fox Talbot's half-sister. She married Thomas Gaisford (1816-1898) in 1850.

Physical Facet

On the cover of the volume "Berne" is written in ink.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom