The collection comprises of correspondence by Lady Augusta in her role as lady in waiting to Queen Victoria to Lady Jane Franklin regarding the memorial to Sir John Franklin in Waterloo Place, London.
Lady Augusta Stanley collection
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- ReferenceGB 15 Lady Augusta Stanley
- Dates of Creation1866
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical DescriptionCorrespondence (2 leaves)
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Lady Augusta Stanley (nee Bruce) was born in 1822, fifth daughter of Thomas Bruce, the seventh earl of Elgin. She became an attendant to Queen Victoria, and in December 1863, married Arthur Penrhyn Stanley (1815-1881), professor of ecclesiastical history and canon of Christ Church, Oxford, who was the son of Reverend Edward Stanley (1779-1849). In January 1864, her husband became dean of Westminster Abbey, a post he held until his death in 1881. She died on 1 March 1876.
The correspondence is arranged chronologically.
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Descriptions compiled by N. Boneham, Assistant Archivist with assistance from R. Stancombe and reference to Dictionary of National Biography volume 54, Smith, Elder & Co. London (1898)
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Clive Holland Manuscripts in the Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge, England - a catalogue, Garland Publishing New York and London (1982) ISBN 0824093941.
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