Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)MS77
TitleDiary of Jane Curzon of Great Malvern
Extent1 volume
DescriptionThe personal diary of Jane Curzon of Great Malvern for May to October 1870. The name J. Curzon and the date May 1870 is written on the fly leaf. The diary entries record details of her daily activities as a lodging house keeper, including information about her paying guests and reports about her servants, and about her social engagements and outings. She makes a daily note of the weather, and occasionally mentions national and international events
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Administrative HistoryJane Curzon (fl.1843-1870) is listed with her sister Mary in 'The Post Office Directory of Birmingham, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire' for 1868. They kept a lodging house at Roslin House in Great Malvern.
AcquisitionPurchased March 1999
Publication NoteThe diary is the subject of a short article in the 'Research Libraries Bulletin', published by the University of Birmingham Information Services, no. 7, Spring 2000