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.
Diaries of the Rayne Family
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- ReferenceGB 161 MSS. Eng. e. 2608-708
- Dates of Creation1890-1961
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical Description101 shelfmarks
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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.
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The diaries were bought from D.P. White in 1990.
Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.
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