Emily Treslove Diaries
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Emily Treslove was the wife of prominent English barrister Thomas Crosby Treslove. The Tresloves had two daughters, Emily and Ann, and because of Mr. Treslove's position, enjoyed a comfortable, middle-class existence in Victorian England.
This collection consists primarily of the diaries of Emily Treslove. There are twenty two diaries which collectively span years from 1822 to 1865. Most of the entries detail the Tresloves' family life, which was representative of a well-to-do family in 19th century London society. As the career of Emily's husband, Thomas Crosby Treslove (a barrister in the Queen's Counsel and member of Lincoln's Inn) advanced, the family's resulting social elevation was relfected in her accounts of increased holidays and dinners with titled members of society. She filled entire diaries while living abroad, including stays in Avranches, France and Wiesbaden, Germany.
Also included in this collection are six unidentified photographs (presumably portraits of Mr. and Mrs. Treslove), calling cards, a child's arithmetic work book, a drawing book, and a few notes, clippings, and receipts.
This collection was a gift of Bruce Willsie '86, 2016 (AM 2017-75).
This collection was processed by Chloe Pfendler in December 2016. Finding aid written by Chloe Pfendler in December 2016.
Nothing was separated from the collection during 2016 processing.
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- Chloe Pfendler
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- Access Restrictions
Open for research.
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