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Cecilia, Lady Suffield (d 1911)

Mainly 1864 when at Trouville, France, and 1876 when Suffield was on Indian and Mediterranean tours with the Prince of Wales, but also 1903 and nd. Affectionate in tone but reflecting marital storms ('my evil tempers') and family matters inc. their bad financial position, news from Court, local politics inc. whether Charlie should stand for the County, frequency of divorce and general lowering of moral tone, sister-in-law's malevolence in sending anonymous telegrams. The 1903 letter marks their 49th wedding anniversary.

Journal by Henry Wodehouse describing his European tour

He travels through France (including Paris) and Switzerland into Italy. He records impressions of Turin; Genoa; Pisa ('the leaning tower stands 14 feet out of the perpendicular and the effect is curious - saw the sun set in the Mediterranean from its summit - Pisa has a great appearance of poverty'); Livorno; Florence ('Entered the Cathedral imposing only from its size ... in one part singing for a dead Priest in another a curious procession of candles and lamps for the restoration of a sick person - several other churches, nothing wonderful inside or out'); Rome. In Rome he visited the usual sites ('saw St Peters !!! and was struck dumb with wonder') including the Vatican and the Colosseum. He is still in Rome in January 1824 when the journal ends.

Miscellaneous postcards from holidays, visits and significant places

Includes, inter alia, postcard pictures of S.S. Newtown ashore on the rocks off Woolacombe, Devon, Jan 1916, St Catherine's College, Cambridge, St John Baptist Church at Bathwick in Bath, St Giles Church, Norwich interiors and exteriors, views of St Giles' Street and of Norwich City Hall from the Castle, nd [1950s], the Pensionat de Mme Gerber of the Villa Souvenir, Lausanne, locations in Switzerland, Cote D'Azur, Paris, Scotland and South Africa, the ship, S.S. Rajputana, Penrhos Junior School in Colwyn Bay, Tintern Abbey, Wantage School, Rectory Farm in Weston-on-Trent, Somerset, the smallest house in Great Britain on Conway Quay, North Wales, Glendalough in County Wicklow, Killarney, Galway and Trinity College, Dublin.

Diaries of Revd William Pelham Burn (1859-1901), vicar of St Peter Mancroft, Norwich

  • MC 2678
  • Fondo
  • 1893-1901

The diaries cover clerical, public, social and family life throughout, including stays at his wife's family home at Milton Court near Dorking, Surrey. Margaret Burn is referred to throughout as 'M'. Aspects of parochial life and duties recorded include church services and music, the restoration of St Peter's chancel and the opening of a new Mission Memorial Hall in 1899. Dr Edward Bunnett was organist at St Peter Mancroft throughout the period of Burn's incumbency and is referred to in the diaries.
Travel features strongly, both in the Norwich area (usually on foot or cycling) and across Norfolk (mainly by bicycle) for duty and pleasure and further afield in England, Scotland and Europe. Burn routinely noted books he was reading and also (especially when staying in London) commented on plays, exhibitions and other cultural events. Natural history observations occur (e.g., birds sighted in the garden of The Chantry) and also anecdotes and short overheard conversations.
The diaries are copiously illustrated with Burn's own photographs. Some letters, postcards and other travel mementos, foreign stamps and pressed flowers are also pasted in, as are annual printed 'Christmas Greetings' from The Chantry.

William Pelham Burn; 1859-1901; clergyman; Kensington, London, and Italy, Norwich, Norfolk, and Oxford, Oxfordshire, Bodmin, Cornwall

James Mumford 30-4-86 [interview]

Description: Oral history interview with James Mumford about his service as a nurse in the medical core in France during World War I. Topics include joining up, conscientious objectors, voyage to France and treatment of causalities on the front line.
Recording location: Norwich, Norfolk, England, UK
Performer(s)/contributer(s): Cowan, Andrew (speaker, male; interviewer); Mumford, James (speaker, male; interviewee)
Recording equipment: Sanyo Cassette
Playback mode: stereo

Letters of W.H.M.H. Aitken

Bundle of very miscellaneous letters and papers, including three letters to 'Eve' from 'RO' in Paris in 1928; letters re proposed republication by Aitken of hymns by other writers, 1871, copy of the 'Cornish Evening Tidings', 30 January 1913, containing speech by Aitken in honour of his brother the Vicar of Paul, with corrections in Aitken's hand; four negatives apparently taken in Egypt. With printed booklets 'Unbelief as a Hindrance in Mission Work' by Aitken, 1891, and 'The Widow and her Friend: A Record of Faith and Faithfulness' by G Howell, introduction by Aitken.

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