Georgiana’s journal on the Rothesay Castle paddle-steamer

Georgiana kept a diary of her boat journey around the Western Isles. It’s one of the first glimpses of her skill in using words to describe places and emotions. In this extract she conveys the beauty of the scenery but her mind keeps returning to ‘painful circumstances’ in Rugby. Holders of a research ticket at the wonderful J. S. Battye Library in Perth WA can order a viewing of this delicate document for themselves.

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