Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)MS6
TitleDiary of Edith Hughes
Extent1 vol
DescriptionDiary of Edith Hughes (born 1867) of London
Access ConditionsAccess to all registered readers
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Access StatusOpen
Administrative HistoryEdith Hughes was born in 1867, one of the seven children of William Hughes and his wife Mary, nee Jones. The family was living at Reigate in Surrey before the move to Primrose Hill mentioned in the diary. (The house in Primrose Hill is the one next door to one which Liam Gallagher bought in 1997). Edith attended a finishing school in Nimes, France, in 1884. William Hughes was a tea dealer. By 1888 the family had moved to Ross-on-Wye where William died in 1902 and Mary in 1911, up to which date Edith worked as companion/housekeeper to her parents. The family were Quakers.
(Source: email from researcher received June 2015)
AcquisitionPurchased Jan 1996
Associated MaterialsThere is much nformation about Edith Hughes and family, including lots of photos, on, public member tree TR18112010