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Crimean War (1853-1856)

Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 5 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
Found in: Downing College

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

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

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

'Kinglake's Crimean Diary [September 7th - October 18th, 1854]': transcript by Douglas J. Austin, 4 April 2023

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10304/46
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Word-processed copy of a transcript of a diary of Alexander William Kinglake from September and October 1854, made by Dr Douglas J. Austin.

Dates: 4 April 2023
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