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- Series: Le souvenir or pocket tablet, for MDCCCXXXVII.
Titlepage to a pocket diary for 1837, with title engraved as if on a cloth suspended over sheafs of corn and oak branches; in the upper part of the design, a snake wrapped around a tripod, its tongue touching flames issuing from a chalice, set between two vases containing flowers and fruits;
Verso: diary page for the 1st to the 15th of January, headed by a vignette titled 'Constantine the Great born in Britain.' and engraved with the phases of the moon. 1836
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Height: 118 millimetres (approx. page size)
Width: 74 millimetres (approx. page size)
- Curator's comments
- The gilt-edged diary pages are stitched together with a paper cover inscribed 'Souvenir 1837' in ink, and a blank page preceding the others inscribed 'Louisa Pye' in graphite, and are kept at pressmark 165A.a.3 with the diaries for 1838, 1841 and 1842. The diary is incomplete; the pages of the diary proper are preceded by an etched frontispiece of Rievaulx Abbey (1883,0714.424), and are followed by an unannotated leaf for cash accounts. The diary pages are complete up till the first half of April, the remaining leaves having been trimmed so that only the vignettes remain.
For the entire diary, see register numbers 1883,0714.424-437.
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