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A memorial diary kept by Elizabeth Carey (née Dobree), wife of Captain Philip Melvill, Lieutenant Governor of Pendennis Castle, 1803-1808

MS. Eng. e. 3859
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  1. (fols. 1-53) memorial devoted to Elizabeth's second son Peter who died aged 12 on 12 Apr 1803
  2. (fols. 53-67) memorial by the Rev. Thomas Biddulph devoted to his oldest daughter Ann, who died aged 14 in Sep. 1806
  3. (fols. 68-76) memorial devoted to Elizabeth's oldest son John, who died aged 19 on 11 Jul 1808


  • Creation: 1803-1808


92 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Eng. e. 3859

Separated Materials

Loose leaves removed from the volume are now MS. Eng. c. 7903, fols. 50-62.

Physical Facet

Binding: Sheepskin with blind floral border and brass catches.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom