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Diary, 1817, 1819-1824

MS. WHF Talbot 68
Held at the Weston Library

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The diary is comprised of entries relating to Lady Elisabeth's travels in Europe. Includes a description of William Henry Fox Talbot's first meeting with John Herschel, 20 Sep 1824. Also includes drawings and botanical speciments pasted into the volume:

  1. Pen and ink titled 'Bouteille de Cidre à Blangy', n.d.
  2. Pen and ink titled 'Hôtel Mirabeau Rue de la Paix 1817' of a head with feather head dress, 1817
  3. Pen and ink of a child fishing, 1817
  4. Pen and ink titled 'The Cap of the fille de Cuisine', c. 23 Sep 1917
  5. Watercolour of a flower, c. 13 Jun 1821
  6. Pen and ink of a woman with bonnet, c. 14 Jun 1821
  7. Pencil and ink with washes over pencil, titled 'Chaumiere Suisse. Canton de Berne', c. 25 Jul 1821
  8. Two pressed leaves mounted on paper, c. 24 Aug 1822
  9. Watercolour over pencil titled 'Ruins à St. Joise entre Mt. Cenis & Turin', c. 25 Oct 1821
  10. Pencil drawing of a young woman in apron and hat, with crucifix, c. 3 May 1822
  11. Pencil profile of woman in decorative hat, c. 17 Apr 1822
  12. Botanical sample titled 'Fern gathered on the rocks near La Grande Chartreuse 13th October 1821'
  13. Pen and ink of a woman carrying jugs, c. Jul 1822
  14. Pencil drawing titled 'Dans les Pays Bas', c. 28 Jul 1822
  15. Pen and ink of coach horses with driver, from the point of view of the passenger, c. 25 Aug 1822
  16. Pen and ink over pencil, studies of types, c. 31 Aug 1822
  17. Watercolour titled ' Arbutus Uca Ursi', c. 8 Sep 1822
  18. Watercolour painting of Sestymus Hispanicus, 17 Sep 1822
  19. Pencil drawing titled 'Fiasco Toscano di Vino Aleatico á Convigliago in the Apennnines', c. 18 Sep 1822
  20. 'Pattern of the Gates of the Silver Chapel', c. 29 Sep 1822


  • Creation: 1817, 1819-1824


1 volume

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. WHF Talbot 68

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom