Diaries and a Commonplace Book, 19th century

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Eng. misc. e. 1339-40, e. 1342-3
  • Dates of Creation
      19th century
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      4 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

  • Commonplace book of Eliza Cooper, mid-19th century, including copies of poems, late 18th - mid-19th century, many by members of the George family of Bristol
  • Intermittent diary entries by a woman, probably a member of the George family of Downside, near Bristol, 1875-84
  • Diaries of Elizabeth Hannah Otway (ne Batt), written mainly in Ireland, 1850-8, 1870-5

Administrative / Biographical History


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Acquisition Information

The collection was given to the Library by Margaret N. Crompton in 1982.


Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

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