Journals 1809 and 1810, 1809 April-1810 December
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- Journals 1809 and 1810, 1809 April-1810 December
- De Crespigny, Mary
The diary is concerned mostly with fashionable life in London, containing many lists of guests, descriptions of parties, masques, and "revels," details of evening dress and costumes, and sometimes sharp commentary on incidents such as waiting for her carriage for half an hour because her servants had been given "tickets for beer" by her hostess. De Crespigny sometimes quotes conversation extensively. The diary also details a trip to Brighton, where the writer was deeply offended at not being asked to dine at the Pavilion
Mary Champion de Crespigny (1750-1812) was married to the Admiralty official (later baronet) Claude William Champion de Crespigny. She entertained a fashionable Naval and court circle that included the Prince of Wales, and also published at least one novel, as well as a poem in tribute to Lord Collingwood (1810).
Phillipps MS 11956.
Annotated on inside front cover: Journals in continuation of the year 1809.
Binding: marbled paper over cardboard, with title: Journals 1809 and 1810.
- 1 24 x 19 cm. v. (186 p.) ;
- Extent of Digitization
- This object has been completely digitized.
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- Call Number
- Osborn d73
Subjects, Formats, And Genres
- Resource Type
- Subject (Geographic)
- Great Britain
- Subject (Name)
De Crespigny, Claude Champion, Sir, d.1818.
De Crespigny, Mary.
- Subject (Topic)
Social life and customs
De Crespigny, Claude Champion, Sir, d.1818
De Crespigny, Mary
Upper class > Great Britain > Social life and customs
Brighton (England) > Social life and customs
Great Britain > Social life and customs > 19th century
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- Mary De Crespigny, Journal. James Marshall and Marie-Louise Osborn Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
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