Papers of Anne Barbara Russell née Whitworth
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Papers of Anne Barbara Russell
Extent: 1 box
Language(s) of Material: English
Anne Whitworth married Henry Russell in 1782. She was his second wife. They had five
sons and five daughters. She spent time in Calcutta in 1802 where her husband was a
judge in the supreme court in Bengal. The Russell family home was Swallowfield Park
in Berkshire. Anne died 1st August 1814.
Scope and Content
Two manuscript volumes, comprising:
- 'Account of the different Sects and Casts of Natives of the East', written by
Anne Russell and her son, Charles, Calcutta, Sep 1802, to accompany several
volumes of illustrations (not found). The volume contains descriptions of
different types of people, customs, ceremonies, buildings and scenes from
Calcutta, as well as a list of their household servants.
- 'Journal of Anne Barbara Russell to her husband Sir Henry 1st Bart.', written
in the form of daily letters, 10 Apr-15 Sep 1812, sent to Henry Russell in
Calcutta, and later bound into a volume, containing descriptions of her daily
life in England with her two unmarried daughters, including outings, holidays
and meetings with family and friends.
Given by Elizabeth Mills, 2018.
OriginationRussell | Anne Barbara née Whitworth
| d 1814 | wife of Sir Henry Russell, 1st Baronet
OriginationRussell | family | of Swallowfield,
Preferred Form of Citation
Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS. 12792.
Further papers of the Russell family of Swallowfield, 1780-1918 can be found in the
Details of Russell family deeds, 1667-1808 can be found in the online catalogue:
Personal name(s) (NCA Rules)Russell | Henry | Sir | 1st Baronet | 1751-1836
| judge in India
England -- Description and travel -- 1801-1900
England -- Social life and customs -- 19th century
India -- Social life and customs -- 19th century
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