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Memorial volume for Mary and Lucy Daman, and Florence Hawtrey, collected by Charles Daman

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MS. Eng. e. 3864

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A volume of original poems collected by The Rev. Charles Daman (1813-1895) for his wife Emily (née Hawtrey), in memory of their two daughters and a niece who all died in infancy. The poems for Mary are signed with four sets of initials, CD, EH, HH, and JD, with CD being Charles Daman, EH possibly Emily using her maiden name, and HH probably Emily’s sister Harriet, who married William F. Donkin, Savilian Professor of Astronomy, later in 1844. JD is probably another of Charles’s relatives. Includes:
  1. (fols. 1-3) Biblical quotation (‘Blessed are they ...’), date ‘Easter 1844’, and inscription ‘To my dear wife / in memory / of our dear child / Mary’
  2. (fols. 4-32r) prayers and epitaph for Mary (10 Mar. - 15 Mar. 1844); some signed with initials, dated either March or Easter 1844
  3. (fols. 32v-45) epitaph, prayers and poems for Lucy (27 July 1847-18 Apr. 1849); unsigned, dated April 1849 at Dawlish (where the Hawtreys often holidayed) or Oxford
  4. (fols. 46-57) longer poem in memory of Florence Hawtrey (d. Jan. 1848), daughter of Emily’s brother Montague Hawtrey

Dates

  • 1844-1849

Extent

58 Leaves

Language of Materials

English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. e. 3864, fols. 1-2].
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Shelfmark:

MS. Eng. e. 3864

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 9339

Overview

Memorial volume for Mary and Lucy Daman, and Florence Hawtrey, collected by Charles Daman

Biographical / Historical

Charles Daman was a Fellow, then - following his marriage to Emily Hawtrey - a Tutor, at Oriel College. He was associated with the innermost circles of the Oxford Movement. He was a signatory to some of Edward Pusey’s tracts and petitions, and is mentioned numerous times in John Henry Newman’s letters and diaries. The Damans had four children, two sons (Henry, b. 1842 and William Charles, b. 1845) and two daughters who died in infancy.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Blackwells, 18 Sept. 2013 and given by the Friends of the Bodleian.
Title
Memorial volume for Mary and Lucy Daman, and Florence Hawtrey, collected by Charles Daman
Status
Completed
Date
EAD Version 2018
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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