Approaching Henrietta Liston: the travel diaries of a diplomat's wife
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Talk by Dora Petherbridge, curator of US and Commonwealth Collections, National Library of Scotland. The story of Henrietta Liston (1751-1828), a lively diarist, botanist and diplomat's wife, an informed, biased, spirited observer of the many countries she visited in her lifetime.
In addition to her North American, West Indian, and European travel journals, the Liston Papers archive at the National Library of Scotland contains Henrietta's marriage contract, her fascinating correspondence, and two wills — made 20 years apart.
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