Daily Journals

  • Reference
      GB 133 Eng MS 616
  • Dates of Creation
      1757-1821
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
      English , Italian  and Spanish
  • Physical Description
      various sizes. 23 volumes; Bindings: vols 1-3 and 5-14: original limp calf covers with foredge flaps; vols 15-23: original limp morocco covers with foredge flaps; vol. 4: original stiff paper covers. Condition: covers of vol. 2 badly wormed.

Scope and Content

Twenty-three printed daily journals containing many manuscript entries by HLP, covering the whole of her adult life, though predominantly from the 1810s. A number of the journals, especially that for 1816, include poems. 

  • (1) The daily journal: or the Gentleman's and Tradesman's complete annual accompt-book, 1757, 150 x 100 mm (with a letter from A[nna] M[aria] Salusbury and several exercises in Italian in the rear pocket); front cover annotated in ink: With my poor dear Aunts Letter in it, & Letters in Italian - The foul Copies I mean, from me to her in 1756 & 1757;
  • (2) The daily journal as above, 1761, 150 x 100 mm (many entries in Spanish); condition: covers badly wormed;
  • (3) The ladies' own memorandum-book, 1773, 125 x 80 mm; front cover annotated in ink: A Book in which was written within & without, Lamentation & Mourning & Woe 1773;
  • (4) Small manuscript notebook, 1773, 80 x 65 mm;
  • (5)The ladies most elegant and convenient pocket-book, 1788, 120 x 80 mm;
  • (6)Harris's British Ladies complete pocket-memorandum book, 1790, 120 x 80 mm;
  • (7) Kearsley's Gentleman and Tradesman's pocket ledger, 1800, 120 x 80 mm;
  • (8)The ladies' own memorandum-book, 1802, 120 x 80 mm;
  • (9-13) The daily journal: or, Gentleman's, Merchant's, and Tradesman's complete annual accompt-book, 1810, 1817, 1818, 1819, 1821, 150 x 100 mm;
  • (14) Peacock's polite repository, or pocket companion, 1817, 120 x 80 mm;
  • (15-22) Goldsmith. An almanack, 1812-1819, 100 x 65 mm;
  • (23) The historical almanack, 1820, 105 x 70 mm.