Approaching Henrietta Liston: the travel diaries of a diplomat's wife

When & Where

Wednesday, 15 April 2020 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Philpstoun Village Hall, Main Street, Philpstoun, Near Linlithgow, EH49 6RA

Event Details

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.


Sybil Cavanagh


Free to members; donation from non-members

Event Location

Philpstoun Village Hall
Main Street
Near Linlithgow
West Lothian
EH49 6RA


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