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Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)JER/1771
TitleDiary for part of 1831
Extent1 volume
Date1831
DescriptionDiary maintained by Charlotte between 25 April and 18 May. This diary postdates her appointment as Woman of the Bedchamber which was is recorded as July 1830 in the Gentleman's Magazine

She began this diary with a visit to stay with her nephew, Edmund Jerningham at No. 15 Baker Street, London where she went to spend some days 'for the convenience of being nearer the Court' There are daily entries for 25-29 April until she returned to the convent at Hammersmith. Thereafter there are both summary entries not linked to any specific date which record details, for example about her visitors; and there are dated entries for 9, 12 and 18 May. The entry for 12 May appears to relate to attendance at court, after which she had returned to the convent: 'the Nuns all very curious to see me. It is a new thing for one belonging to the household to lodge in a Convent'. This last entry is lengthy and relates to a visit made from her brother's house to the Queen's Palace at the end of which she records that a day or two later she received a letter from the Queen inviting her to dinner and 'spent a very gratifying evening'.
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