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Papers of Anne Barbara Russell née Whitworth

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MS. 12792
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Two manuscript volumes, comprising:

  1. 'Account of the different Sects and Casts of Natives of the East', written by Anne Russell and her son, Charles, Calcutta, Sep 1802, to accompany several volumes of illustrations (not found). The volume contains descriptions of different types of people, customs, ceremonies, buildings and scenes from Calcutta, as well as a list of their household servants.
  2. 'Journal of Anne Barbara Russell to her husband Sir Henry 1st Bart.', written in the form of daily letters, 10 Apr-15 Sep 1812, sent to Henry Russell in Calcutta, and later bound into a volume, containing descriptions of her daily life in England with her two unmarried daughters, including outings, holidays and meetings with family and friends.


  • Creation: 1802, 1812


1 box

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries, MS. 12792.

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MS. 12792

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 12792


Papers of Anne Barbara Russell

Biographical / Historical

Anne Whitworth married Henry Russell in 1782. She was his second wife. They had five sons and five daughters. She spent time in Calcutta in 1802 where her husband was a judge in the supreme court in Bengal. The Russell family home was Swallowfield Park in Berkshire. Anne died 1st August 1814.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given by Elizabeth Mills, 2018.

Related Materials

Further papers of the Russell family of Swallowfield, 1780-1918, are (MSS. Eng. lett. c. 148-80, d. 149-64, e. 42-3; Eng. misc. a. 9, b. 68, c. 324-9, d. 461, e. 391-4, f. 94).

Details of Russell family deeds, 1667-1808, are MSS. Ch. Berks. 1213-27; Ch. Cheshire 216-7; Ch. Kent 446-50; Ch. London & Middlesex 490-3; Ch. Ireland 16.

Papers of Anne Barbara Russell nÉe Whitworth
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