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Diary of Anne Elizabeth Pike, later Amos, vol XII, 1874-02-25 - 1891-02-05

 Item — Container: DCPP/AMO/12
Reference Code: GBR/0269/DCPP/AMO/12

Scope and Contents

Includes: extract from "Memorials of a Quiet Life" at beginning. Notable entries include: (3 March 1874) public interest in the 'Tichborne case' (when a man, alleged to be Arthur Orton, claimed to be Sir Roger Charles Tichborne, lost at sea) and the recent marriage of the Duke of Edinburgh (Prince Alfred with the Czar of Russia's daughter, Princess Marie, in St Petersburg; Times list of the new government, inclusing Prime Minister Disraeli is pasted in here; (7 March) petitions 'in connexion with 'Women's Rights etc.' relating to medical training for women 'without the present annoyance of attending lectures etc with the Students' - Annie has collected 27 signatures, although she notes that she doesn't 'at present feel disposed to sign' the petitions to obtain Women's Suffrage, noting that Mrs. Garrett Anderson had dined with them at York Place in 1868; note rebuking a preacher for his recent 'strangely unchristian illiberality' regarding the Roman Catholic Church (despite her own earlier views); (4 Oct 1874) death of Professor Fisher in East Lodge at Downing; reference (July 1875) to visiting Mrs [Caroline] Jebb, previously Mrs Slemmer [nee Reynolds], the Americal socialite whose marriage had 'scandalised' Cambridge; (16 May 1876) account of her marriage to James Amos on 1 Nov 1875 and their move to Drybank House, Tonbridge [James resigned his position a year later and the family returned to Paston House]; (21 May 1876) account of the Prince of Wales' return from a seven month tour of India. From this point there are long intervals between entries - six years to 16 May 1883, the 10th anniversary of William's death, and a further seven years to September 1890 and an account of visiting Tony Carter and their return to Tatton [Park]; 1887 - account of the Queen's Jubilee and celebrations in London and Cambridge; 1889-90 - account of influenza across Europe, 'the talk everywhere', (3 Dec) to a large Ball with 180 guests hosted by Mrs Saunders at East Lodge, Downing. Includes: list of [people to receive] 'Wedding Cake', 1 Nov 1875; poem, 'Mizpah'; menu from Hotel Pavillon, Cannes, Christmas 1889; printed hymn sheet for St Benedict's Cambridge, 7 July 1884; newspaper cuttings; letter from Mary [Bennett Pike] to her sister Lilian, from Harpenden, Oct 1850.


  • 1874-02-25 - 1891-02-05

Biographical / Historical

Anne married Rev. James Amos (son of the Downing Professor of the Laws of England, Andrew Amos) on 1 November 1875. He had himself been widowed the previous year, leaving them with eleven children between them.


1 volume(s) (1 vol)

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