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Preliminary Guide to the Elizabeth Plowden Diaries
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access Restrictions
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Elizabeth Plowden Diaries
    Dates: 1827-1963
    Collection number: Mss 97
    Creator: Plowden, Elizabeth
    Collection Size: 1.2 linear feet (4 pamphlet boxes).
    Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Dept. of Special Collections
    Santa Barbara, CA 93106
    Abstract: 19 diaries, 1827-1863, of an Elizabeth [Elisabeth?] Plowden, likely English and possibly from London, since there are occasional references to London locations. The bound volumes, all published in London, contain a front printed section, followed by a diary, with handwritten entries. The 1827 volume, for example, is Thomas's Register, with lists of government offices, tax rates, advertisements, and other reference material relating to Great Britain. Most other years are volumes of The Law and Commercial Daily Remembrancer. The diaries note daily activities, health matters, letters received and answered, visitors, trips, weather conditions, birthdays, and numerous names of relatives and friends. There is little mention of events in a larger context.
    Physical location: Del Sur.
    Languages: English

    Access Restrictions

    None.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    Elizabeth Plowden Diaries. Mss 97. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information

    Purchase, 1968.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection contains 19 diaries, 1827-1863, of an Elizabeth [Elisabeth?] Plowden, likely English and possibly from London, since there are occasional references to London locations. The bound volumes, all published in London, contain a front printed section, followed by a diary, with handwritten entries. The 1827 volume, for example, is Thomas's Register, with lists of government offices, tax rates, advertisements, and other reference material relating to Great Britain. Most other years are volumes of The Law and Commercial Daily Remembrancer.
    The diaries note daily activities, health matters, letters received and answered, visitors, trips, weather conditions, birthdays, and numerous names of relatives and friends. There is little mention of events in a larger context. The entries, mainly in ink, often are difficult to decipher. It is unclear why most diaries are even years, since they don't seem to cover more than the year noted.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Plowden, Elizabeth
    England.
    Diaries--Women authors.