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Seymour, Louisa Caroline Harcourt, 1828–1889
Louisa Caroline Harcourt Seymour diary, 1850 February 12-1852 January 5.
London, England, 1850-1852.
Physical Description:
1 volume (172 pages) ; 21 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
DA565 .S496 1850
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
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Louisa Caroline Harcout Seymour (1828-1889) was last of five children of Henry Seymour (Knoyle) and Jane Parkinson. In 1862 she married Sir Henry Creswicke Rawlinson, with whom she would have two sons.
Bound in dark green morocco and marbled boards. Label: W. Massey, Stationer, 103, Park St., Grosvenor Sq.
Manuscript diary by Louisa Caroline Harcout Seymour kept while at London and the family estate in Wiltshire, 1850-1852. The diary records life in London and travels to Longleat, Chatsworth, France, and varied countryside destinations. Some entries describe Seymour's visits to the Great Exhibition. In June 1851 Seymour records "attending Faraday's lectures on electricity, only I wish I had known a little more about the subject before I went. I have also been to two lectures of Thackeray's one on Swift ..." Seymour notes the visits of friends and relatives such as the Churchills, Selwyns, Hamiltons, and Jeffreys.
During the course of the diary, Seymour begins taking drawing lessons with the artist William Leighton Leitch. A number of entries also record details of the Seymour family portrait commissioned from Robert Thorburn, painted over the course of two years.
Subject Terms:
Drawing -- Study and teaching.
Faraday, Michael, 1791-1867.
Great Exhibition (1851 : London, England)
Leitch, William Leighton, 1804-1883.
Portrait painting.
Seymour family.
Seymour, Louisa Caroline Harcourt, 1828-1889.
Thackeray, William Makepeace, 1811-1863.
Thorburn, Robert, 1818-1885.

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