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Victorian period

Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:


Amos: Diaries and photographs of Anne Elizabeth Fisher (later Pike and Amos)

Reference Code: GBR/0269/DCPP/AMO
Scope and Contents Handwritten diaries and photograph album, with some loose enclosures. The diaries provide a detailed description of the daily social life of a wealthy young lady during the Victorian era, in London and on visits around the country, including dinners, dances and parties, concerts, galleries, theatre and academic lectures. Many include lists of 'books recommended' or read. From 1864, Anne gave detailed accounts of sermons she had heard and exhibitions in London, also describing first-hand...
Dates: 1852 - 1900
 Item — DCPP/AMO/2

Diary of Anne Elizabeth Fisher, vol II, 1853-06-25 - 1854-04-30

Reference Code: GBR/0269/DCPP/AMO/2
Scope and Contents Includes small sketch of an anteater and a pressed leaf, with list of books read in 1853-54 at back. Notable entries include: (July 1853) visits to the Royal Academy, with details of some of the paintings seen; (16 July) move into the new house, 14 York Place; (20 July) visit to see the 'Aztec Lilliputians' at Hanover Square Rooms; (12 August) rumour that Professor [William Webster] Fisher is to marry Kate Woodham; (22-30 August) holiday in the Isle of Wight, returning via Portsmouth and a...
Dates: 1853-06-25 - 1854-04-30
 Item — DCPP/AMO/3

Diary of Anne Elizabeth Fisher, vol III, 1854-05-01 - 1855-02-28

Reference Code: GBR/0269/DCPP/AMO/3
Scope and Contents Written from 14 York Place, Portman Square [London], with 'miscellaneous memoranda' and list of books read 1854-55 at back. Includes unidentified dried flower in used blotting paper, small sketch of preacher, several pressed leaves and quote from Leigh Hunt. Notable entries include: (6 May) reflections on developments in the [Crimean] war; (9 and 16 May) visits to the Royal Academy, with detailed descriptions of paintings seen; (20 May) description of the French Ambassador's 'bal masque' at...
Dates: 1854-05-01 - 1855-02-28
 Item — DCPP/AMO/4

Diary of Anne Elizabeth Fisher, vol IV, 1855-03-01 - 1855-09-11

Reference Code: GBR/0269/DCPP/AMO/4
Scope and Contents Includes several pressed flowers and small printed cast list of comic opera (in French), with list of books read in 1855 at back. Notable entries include: (21 Mar) Sermon in Church for Fast Day for the [Crimean] War, including reference to [Florence] Nightingale; (28 Mar) French and English fleet going again to the Baltic; (19-20 April) visit of the Emperor and Empress of France, viewed from a shop window close to Somerset House and outside Buckingham Palace the next day, illuminations...
Dates: 1855-03-01 - 1855-09-11
 Item — DCPP/AMO/13

Photograph album of Anne Elizabeth Pike (later Amos), 1860 - 1900

Reference Code: GBR/0269/DCPP/AMO/13
Scope and Contents Formal mounted portrait photographs in most cases. Includes Rev. James and Mrs Amos, children possibly from both marriages, Annie Amos in later years, several of William Bennett Pike as a young boy (most probably Annie and William's son William Bennett Pike (1873-1905)) and in theatrical costumes, some marked 'ADC', [presumably in performances at the fledgling Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club] and several family groups. A portrait marked 'Annie E. Pike' showing her as a young women...
Dates: 1860 - 1900

Records of the Cambridge University Victorian Society, 1967 - 1976

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/SOC.79
Scope and Contents

Much of the manuscript material is in a calligraphic hand, probably that of Gavin Stamp, and has been decorated with scrolls and cartouches.

Dates: 1967 - 1976
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: The University Archives are generally freely available to the holder of a reader's ticket for the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library, West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DR. Restrictions on access are imposed on certain categories of sensitive record: financial, governmental and personal, by order of the originating body or under data protection legislation. Access information, including opening hours and how to obtain a reader's ticket, appears as part of the Library's web site (

Volume II

Reference Code: GBR/1849/FP/273/2
Scope and Contents

This album contains copies of Victorian artworks mostly on sentimental subjects, or depicting animals, for example works by Landseer.