Journal, 1801 May 11 - 1803 Mar 23.
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- Journal, 1801 May 11 - 1803 Mar 23.
- Waldie, John, 1781-1862
Manuscript, in a single hand, of a daily journal recording the events of Waldie's daily life. He goes on daily excursions with his family and describes the landscapes and estates they visit; mentions teas, dinners, dances, and singing with acquaintances; plays card games; records and reviews books he has read, including Aaron Hill's Zara and Maria Edgeworth's Belinda; and frequents the theater. In describing the plays he attends, he provides the names of the actors, including those of Sarah Siddons and Priscilla Kemble, and reviews their performances
John Waldie (1781-1862) was the administrator of Hendersyde Park at Kelso, Roxburghshire, Scotland. While a student at the University of Edinburgh, he began to keep daily journals recording his extensive travels and his observations of theaters, museums, and concert halls. An accomplished tenor, Waldie performed at private entertainments with Angelica Catalani, Michael Kelly, and John Braham; met with the composer Gioachino Rossini; and socialized with such well-known actors as John Philip Kemble and Sarah Siddons. Waldie also served on the committee of the Theatre Royal, Newcastle, as one of its proprietors. He was the brother of Jane (Waldie) Watts (1793-1826) and Charlotte (Waldie) Eaton (1788-1859), whose diaries are cataloged as Osborn d182, Osborn d186, and Osborn d187.
Pasted at beginning of manuscript: floor plans "made by J. Waldie in 1802 for Hendersyde Park House the uppermost nearly as adopted in 1803."
Pasted inside front cover: bookplate of John Waldie, Hendersyde.
Title from title page.
Binding: half calf over marbled boards.
- 1 26 x 20 cm. v. (ca. 358 p.) ;
- Extent of Digitization
- Completely digitized
- Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
- Call Number
- Osborn d331
Subjects, Formats, And Genres
- Resource Type
- Subject (Geographic)
- Subject (Name)
Eaton, Charlotte Ann (Waldie), 1788-1859.
Edgeworth, Maria, 1767-1849.
Hill, Aaron, 1685-1750.
Kemble, Priscilla, 1756-1845.
Siddons, Sarah, 1755-1831.
Waldie, John, 1781-1862.
Watts, Jane (Waldie), 1793-1826.
- Subject (Topic)
Social life and customs
Description and travel
Eaton, Charlotte Ann (Waldie), 1788-1859
Edgeworth, Maria, 1767-1849
Hill, Aaron, 1685-1750
Kemble, Priscilla, 1756-1845
Siddons, Sarah, 1755-1831
Waldie, John, 1781-1862
Watts, Jane (Waldie), 1793-1826
Theater > Great Britain > 19th century
Great Britain > Social life and customs > 19th century
Scotland > Description and travel
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- John Waldie, Journal. James Marshall and Marie-Louise Osborn Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
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