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My Diary in a Chinese Farm (1894)

- May 22, 2019 in alicia Bewick, alicia little, china, diary, foot binding

Feminist and novelist Alicia Little's wonderfully intimate and unique insight into rural Chinese life at the end of the nineteenth century.

My Diary in a Chinese Farm (1894)

- May 22, 2019 in alicia Bewick, alicia little, china, diary, foot binding

Feminist and novelist Alicia Little's wonderfully intimate and unique insight into rural Chinese life at the end of the nineteenth century.

Pepys’s Ghost (1899)

- October 2, 2018 in diarists, diary, racist, samuel pepys

In this strangest of diaries, the author and adventurer Edwin Emerson Jr voices one year in his life through the mouth of Samuel Pepys.

Hieroglyphic Journal of a Voyage to the Caribbean (1815)

- September 6, 2017 in carribean, diary, hieroglyphics, hieroglyphs, jamaica, journal, madeira, symbols, travel journal, west indies

Unusual and delightfully ingenious book which employs a series of "hieroglyphic" plates to frame an account of a trade voyage to the Caribbean.

Hieroglyphic Journal of a Voyage to the Caribbean (1815)

- September 6, 2017 in carribean, diary, hieroglyphics, hieroglyphs, jamaica, journal, madeira, symbols, travel journal, west indies

Unusual and delightfully ingenious book which employs a series of "hieroglyphic" plates to frame an account of a trade voyage to the Caribbean.

Hieroglyphic Journal of a Voyage to the Caribbean (1815)

- September 6, 2017 in carribean, diary, hieroglyphics, hieroglyphs, jamaica, journal, madeira, symbols, travel journal, west indies

Unusual and delightfully ingenious book which employs a series of "hieroglyphic" plates to frame an account of a trade voyage to the Caribbean.

Queen Victoria’s Teenage Diaries (1912)

- August 20, 2015 in diary, prince albert, queen victoria

Excerpts from the teenage diaries of Queen Victoria , spanning from 1832, when Victoria was 13-years-old, to 1840, the same year that she married her cousin Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha at the age of 20.

Queen Victoria’s Teenage Diaries (1912)

- August 20, 2015 in diary, prince albert, queen victoria

Excerpts from the teenage diaries of Queen Victoria , spanning from 1832, when Victoria was 13-years-old, to 1840, the same year that she married her cousin Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha at the age of 20.

Writing his Life through the Other: The Anthropology of Malinowski

- January 22, 2014 in anthropology, Articles, bronislaw malinowski, diary, ethnography, History, Science, trobriand islands

Last year saw the works of Bronislaw Malinowski – father of modern anthropology – enter the public domain in many countries around the world. Michael W. Young explores the personal crisis plaguing the Polish-born anthropologist at the end of his first major stint of ethnographic immersion in the Trobriand Islands, a period of self-doubt glimpsed through entries in his diary – the most infamous, most nakedly honest document in the annals of social anthropology.

Letters to my sister of our experiences on our first trip to Europe, 1913

- December 29, 2013 in 1913, collections, diary, Digital Copy: No Additional Rights, Europe, first world war, Internet Archive, texts, Texts: 20th, Texts: Non-fiction, Underlying Work: PD US, University of Toronto Libraries, world war one, ww1

Letters to my sister of our experiences on our first trip to Europe 1913, by Lilian McCarron; publishing date most likely 1914, publisher unknown. A book of letters written by (the American or perhaps Canadian) Lilian McCarron to her sister detailing a trip she made around Europe in the latter half of 1913. A year later and Europe would be plunged into the beginnings of the First World War which would last 4 years and claim the lives of more than 9 million soldiers and devastate the lands on which it was played out. A certain sense of dramatic irony permeates the diary entries now, in which she describes the “pleasant” and “charming” cities of France and Germany, knowing as we do the horrors that would come in the following years. McCarron spends a large proportion of the trip in Germany, and in particular Berlin, arriving there only a few days after a military airship (a Zeppelin, the kind which would be instrumental in WW1) had crashed killing many experienced German Navy personnel. Her trip also coincided with the Empress’s birthday which saw much of the army on the streets, a sight which gave McCarron the impression that Berlin was […]