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DOWSE, Elizabeth

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 106 7EDO
Held at: Women's Library
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Full title: DOWSE, Elizabeth
Date(s): 1826-1828
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 1 A box
Name of creator(s): Dowse | Elizabeth | fl 1824-1828 | traveller


Administrative/Biographical history:

Miss Elizabeth Dowse (fl 1824-1828) set off in Sep 1826 to spend a winter at Nice with a friend sent there for the 'recovery of her health'. She appears to have travelled with a Mrs Athersole and the latter's niece, Miss Nevill. While presumably based in the South of France for two years, Miss Dowse travelled at various times in Switzerland and Italy. On 21 Sep 1828, the steam packet George IV brought her 'once more to old England'. The following day she states that she was 'at home at my father's after an absence of four years'. She must have been living in France 1824-1828.


Scope and content/abstract:

The archive consists of a manuscript journal of a tour of Europe, 1826-1828.

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This collection is available for research. Readers are advised to contact The Women's Library in advance of their first visit.

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Finding aids:

Collection level description available on-line on the Women's Library website

Archival Information

Archival history:

The journal was bought at either a car boot or jumble sale and handed to one of the Friends of Lancashire Record Office, she in turn deposited it with The Fawcett Library.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Transferred from Lancashire Record Office in 1998. Previous reference TD 470.

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Finding aid created by export from CALM v7.2.14 Archives Hub EAD2002. Edited for AIM25 by Sarah Drewery.

Rules or conventions:
In compliance with ISAD (G): General International Standard Archival Description - 2nd Edition (1999); UNESCO Thesaurus, December 2001; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

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