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Guide to the Eliza Wilson diary, 1854-1860

Abstract

May be the author Eliza Wilson (Mrs. Robert Wilson) of Kirkdale, Liverpool, England.

Entries describe the social life and travel of a British woman living in India with General Craigie, his wife, and daughters. They left England in November 1854, traveled by ship with stops in Egypt, and arrived in Madras in January 1855. The group lived in Madras but journeyed to other cities in southern India, including Bangalore, Mysore, and Vellore. There are references to the Sepoy Rebellion, 1856-1858, before Wilson departed India in 1860.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Wilson, Eliza.
Title
Eliza Wilson diary 1854-1860
Language of Materials
English
Extent
0.3 Linear Feet
Location
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Collection Overview

Entries describe the social life and travel of a British woman living in India with General Craigie, his wife, and daughters. They left England in November 1854, traveled by ship with stops in Egypt, and arrived in Madras in January 1855. The group lived in Madras but journeyed to other cities in southern India, including Bangalore, Mysore, and Vellore. There are references to the Sepoy Rebellion, 1856-1858, before Wilson departed India in 1860.

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Contents of the Collection

Historical Note

May be the author Eliza Wilson (Mrs. Robert Wilson) of Kirkdale, Liverpool, England.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], in the Eliza Wilson diary, 1854-1860, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Processing Information

Processed by: Rubenstein Library Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, July 2011

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