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Journal of Lucy Louisa Octavia Wright, née Wynyard, wife of Rev. Frank Bowcher Wright, curate of Handborough (Church Hanborough), Oxfordshire

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MS. Eng. e. 3462

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The journal gives an account (fols. 2-5) of a visit to the writer's family in West Rounton, North Riding of Yorkshire, May 1838, and then begins again in September with accounts of doings in and around Church Hanborough. There are several references to the new village school; accounts of visits to Oxford; and accounts of the activities of her husband Frank Bowcher Wright, including (fols. 6v-7, 11) cricket matches at 'Whychwood'. A label on the front cover, and a note on the fly leaf indicate that the journal was sent to Lucy Wright's sister, Harriet Georgina Bingham, in India.

(fols. 28-37) are blank.

Dates

  • May-Dec. 1838

Extent

37 Leaves

Language of Materials

English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. e. 3462, fols. 1-2].
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Shelfmark:

MS. Eng. e. 3462

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 14889

Overview

Journal of Lucy Louisa Octavia Wright, née Wynyard, wife of Rev. Frank Bowcher Wright, curate of Handborough (Church Hanborough), Oxfordshire, May-Dec. 1838

Biographical / Historical

Frank Bowcher (sometimes spelt 'Boucher') Wright (1807-91) was a graduate of Queens College, Oxford, held various curacies, 1833-9, and was later Rector of Broughton in Manchester (Foster's Alumni). He is listed in a database of former cricketers hosted by Cricinfo.com. According to this, he played for Oxford University on five occasions between 1829 and 1838.

Lucy Wright was the daughter of Rev. Montague Wynyard, who is listed as Rector of West Rounton in 1840 in William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of the East and North Ridings of Yorkshire (Leeds, 1840). According to the online International Genealogical Index, she was Frank Bowcher Wright's first cousin. They were married 22 December 1836 at West Rounton.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought, Demetzy Books (Ducklington), Oxford Book Fair, 14 October 2005.
Title
Journal of Lucy Louisa Octavia Wright, née Wynyard, wife of Rev. Frank Bowcher Wright, curate of Handborough (Church Hanborough), Oxfordshire, May-Dec. 1838
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2018
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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