Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)JER/1772
TitleDiary for part of 1831
Extent1 volume
DescriptionDiary maintained by Charlotte from 21 September until the end of November.

She kept this diary during her supervision and care of the Queen Adelaide's niece, the Princess Louisa of Saxe Weimar at Brighton. The inside cover records that the Princess, aged 14, was 'paralised in the Legs from a Spine Complaint'. The diary is a mixture of daily entries and summary entries covering several days and there are chronological gaps in the record. Some of the entries contained quite detailed descriptions of her charge. She describes, for example, her care of the princess after she contracted chicken pox. The Court arrived at Brighton in early November and in the entry for 5 November, she lists the members of the party. Subsequent entries merely list the names of guests at dinner, 14-18 November. This is followed by a four page account of her time following the arrival of the Court: she writes that she had assumed that she would be dismissed after a few days but that the Queen insisted that as she had been 'so long in solitude, without Society' she should stay until the end of the month
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