"Autograph Book belonging to Susan Hodgson, Alderley Grange, Wotton under Edge" A leather bound autograph book belonging to Hodgson's wife, Susan, in which are placed certificates, diplomas, academic and personal correspondence, newspaper cuttings and extracts related to Brian Houghton Hodgson's life. Leather binding with metal clasp. The book's binding is broken and some pages are loose. Care must be taken when using this item.
Autograph Book belonging to Susan Hodgson
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- ReferenceGB 891 BHH/1
- Dates of Creation1817 - 1891
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- Language of MaterialEnglish French German Hindi Italian Latin Khasi Nepali Sanskrit Tibetan
- Physical Description1 archival box
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Administrative / Biographical History
Susan Townsend (Townshend) married Brian Houghton Hodgson in 1869. Susan's mother had been an old school friend of Brian Houghton Hodgson's first wife, Anne, and Hodgson met Susan when visiting her mother. Though she was only 25 years old and he was in his 60s they seem to have had a happy marriage. She compiled this autograph book to show off the many achievements of her husband. Susan Hodgson was a photographer and exhibited at the (Royal) Photographic Society annual exhibitions.
The items are listed sequentially according to their consecutive arrangement in the autograph book.