Manuscript diary kept by Mrs. Charles Hingston, shortly after marriage, during the couple's tour of Europein 1880 and 1881. The account begins on November 16th, 1880 but the author has used the relevant pages for 1881 and amended the dates by hand. The diary also retains its original slate mounted on the rear inner board used for making notes. A number of visiting cards are loosely inserted, together with a guide book to the Church of Saint Ursula in Cologne. The Hingstons were married in Richmond on Novermber 16th but the first entry was not written until four days later when the couple was already abroad. They had purchased Cook's railway tickets through Belgium, Germany, Italy and then Marseilles, France, where they traveled on to Spain, then back through France and arrived back in Croydon on May 20th, 1881. Expenses for travel including lodging are also noted.
Hingston, Charles, Mrs. -- Diaries. | Europe -- Description and travel.