Diary of Edith Hughes

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Edith Hughes maintained a daily journal in which she wrote about her education, teachers, friends and daily routines. She also noted receipt of letters from home, one of which gives the new family address as 30 Elsworthy Road, Primrose Hill. The girls go on various outings which are reported in considerable detail and these included visits to Arles, to the medieval walled town of Aigues Mortes and the Roman bridge of Pont du Gard and a trip to Palavas for sea bathing. The daily entries cease when Edith returned to Paris to meet her family. At the back of the volume are some pencil notes in Edith's hand about Egyptian Antiquities.

Administrative / Biographical History

Edith Hughes (b. circa 1870) attended a finishing school in Nmes, France in 1884.

Reference: University of Birmingham, Special Collections Department, Online Archive Catalogue (http://calmview.bham.ac.uk/). Accessed May 2002.

Conditions Governing Access

Open. Access to all registered researchers.

Other Finding Aids

A paper catalogue is available to file level in the Special Collections Department.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to make any published use of any material from the collection must be sought in advance in writing from the University Archivist, Special Collections. Identification of copyright holders of unpublished material is often difficult. Special Collections will assist where possible with identifying copyright owners, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user of the material.

Custodial History

Unknown.

Subjects

Personal Names