Diary kept by Constance Frederica Gordon-Cumming during her journey to and stay in Fiji. Edit

Summary

Identifier
MS.7180

Dates

  • 1875-1876. (Creation)

Extents

  • 65 Leaves (Whole)

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Notes

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Bought, 1955.

  • Custodial History

    The diary was bought by the National Library of Scotland with the aid of the Reid Fund.

  • Arrangement

    65 folios.

  • Scope and Contents

    The diary commences in February 1875 and breaks off in July 1876, fourteen months before the writer left Fiji. The material in the diary is basically similar to that of Miss Gordon-Cumming's book, ‘At home in Fiji’ (Edinburgh, 1881), as far as volume ii, page 25, although the book is composed of a series of letters to the writer's friends in England. Occasional thumb-nail sketches or diagrams appear in the diary.

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