Papers of Anne Barbara Russell née Whitworth
Two manuscript volumes, comprising:
- '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.
- '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
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries, 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.
- Papers of Anne Barbara Russell nÉe Whitworth
- Finding aid prepared by Catherine McIlwaine
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