Diaries of the Rayne Family

Scope and Content

Diaries of the Rayne family, mainly of Lilian, Bessie and Dorothy Rayne. The collection also contains some diaries of their mother. The diaries are mainly concerned with domestic and family matters.

Administrative / Biographical History

Lilian M.R. Rayne was a suffragette and artist. Bessie E.R. Rayne (b 1871), later Mrs J.N. Sparkes, was a suffragette. Dorothy Rayne (b 1880) was a suffragette and artist.

Access Information

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/specialcollections).

Acquisition Information

The diaries were bought from D.P. White in 1990.


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

Other Finding Aids

A full description is available in the Library.