Transcript of the Diary of Arthur Newbury

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Transcriptions of three scribbling diaries kept by footman Arthur Newbury with biographical essay of Newbury, modern photographs of addresses mentioned in the diaries, maps, index and note on sources, all compiled by David Jackson, who may have obtained the diary at a car boot sale in Cheshire (115pp), February 1997.

Administrative / Biographical History

Born, October 1876, Barton in the Clay, Bedfordshire; by 1890, the family had moved to Luton, where the father worked as a corn and flour dealer; in 1894, just before his eighteenth birthday, Arthur began work as a footman for Clements Robert Markham of 21 Eccleston Square, London; in subsequent years, Arthur would work as a footman for many other gentlemen, including Sir Jabez Edward Johnson-Ferguson, Count Edmund de Baillet and Sir Arthur Otway.


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Acquisition Information

Possibly donated to the Institute by David G.Jackson in 1997.

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Archivist's Note

Entry compiled by Stefan Dickers.

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