Diaries of Eva Knatchbull-Hugessen (1861-1895), dau of 1st Baron
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- Description: The diaries describe family events, visits to or with friends and relations, holidays in Britain and Europe, her studies and her writings. She studied Latin and Greek at Newnham College, Cambridge, between 1883 and 1886, and considered this the happiest period of her life. Her health was too fragile for her to work full-time, but she published a number of stories and non-fiction articles, including some advocating the higher education of women, in various periodicals, including The Monthly Packet. Unfortunately, the series is incomplete.
- Held At: Kent History and Library Centre
- Document Order #: U951/F30
- Date: 1873-1895
- Level: series
- Access Status: Open
- Publication Notes: Margaret Wilson's, A Kent-Girl Graduate (Tonbridge, 1994) is a biography of Eva, which makes extensive use of her diaries. See also Margaret Wilson, Eva: an aspiring Victorian : the life of Eva Knatchbull-Hugessen, great-great-niece of Jane Austen (Tonbridge: the author, 2008).
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