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Diary of Anne Elizabeth Fisher, vol V, 1855-09-16 - 1856-07-11

Reference Code: GBR/0269/DCPP/AMO/5

Scope and Contents

Includes at back list of books read, 1855-56, and letters and notes written and received in 1856. Includes pressed leaf, small sketch of weeping beech tree, list from unidentified newspaper of those attending the Bachelors' Ball and note about the Nightingale Jewel. Notable entries include: (23 Oct) wedding of Miss Depree and William Reeve; (30 Nov) visit of the King of Sardinia to see Queen Victoria; (11 Dec) lecture at the Institution by Mrs Clara Balfour on 'Youthful Poets of the Present Century'; (22 Dec) to Downing for Christmas with Professor and Mrs Fisher in the East Lodge; (17 Jan) The Medical Ball (her first public ball) and (29 Jan) the Bachelor's Ball, in Cambridge; (13 and 27 Feb) saw Fanny Kemble read 'Much Ado About Nothing' and 'Hamlet' and (12 Mar) 'Othello'; (5 and 14 March) Covent Garden Theatre burnt down (after Annie saw 'Professor' Anderson in 'Rob Roy' the previous month; (8 May-3 July) moved to 1 Maid of Honour Row, Richmond Green for two months; (9 May) Grand Peace Fete at the Crystal Palace (21 May) Benedict's Concert at Exeter Hall, including description of Jenny Lind's much admired performance; (29 May) Grand Illuminations to celebrate the Queen's birthday and the Peace [Crimean War]; (18 June) Grand Fete for the opening of the Crystal Palace Fountains; (26 June) opening of the new building at the Orthopaedic Hospital in Hanover Square by Prince Albert, its patron, with description of his appearance.


  • Creation: 1855-09-16 - 1856-07-11



1 volume(s) (1 vol)

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Fisher, Anne Elizabeth

Finding aid date

2013-02-11 14:55:48+00:00

Repository Details

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