Early Edwardian manuscript diary of a young Scottish woman
Early Edwardian manuscript diary of a young Scottish woman
Early Edwardian manuscript diary of a young Scottish woman

Early Edwardian manuscript diary of a young Scottish woman

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kept by Betty Crichton


a daily journal kept by Betty Crichton, from December 26th 1902 to June 25th 1903.

good clear and legible handwriting. the diary kept in a "Lorimer's Royal Diary".


No information of the diarist, Betty Crichton, is provided, but from the style and content of the entries, I would guess that she may have been in her late teens or early twenties.

She appears to have resided in Glasgow, where much of the diary is written. Although it begins with the family in the Aviemore area for New Year, and also includes trips out of Glasgow, a visit to Yorkshire, and ends with with her arrival in the Arisaig area of the west highlands.

The family is obviously well-to-do, and Betty's rather dilettante lifestyle seems to revolve around sewing her clothes, attending German, singing, and other lessons, going to concerts, visiting friends, going to church, etc.

But in spite of the rather mundane content of the diary entries, the journal still provides an interesting insight into the way of life of a privileged young Scottish woman in the early years of the 20th century