Diary entry – Diana Beaumont – 1 Nov 1823

Document Type: Diary entry
Date: 1 Nov 1823
Correspondent: Diana Beaumont
Archive Source: AE Misc
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1. Nov.  Arrived at the Albion Hotel Ramsgate.

3 Mon. A Ball at the Albion.

5.  Went to Broadstairs & Margate

11. Left Ramsgate for Dover, where we met Wentworth & Richard we put up at Mrs Paques the York Hotel.

Wed 12 Nov. Crossed from Dover to Calais in the Arrow Steam Packet in 3 hours & a half – our Party consisting of Mrs B. Self & 2 Sisters Wentworth & Richard – 2 Maids (Fletcher & Blacke) one Man & the Courier Reynard & Wentworth’s two Servants – 
Diana Beaumont (1796-1872), the daughter of Mrs Diana, kept a journal for several years. It mostly consists of terse entries regarding who was visiting, and journeys they took, but some entries are of wider interest concerning important family events. The extracts given here concern the termination of TW Beaumont’s engagement to Elizabeth Swinburne. Rather than create a separate database entry for each day’s short entry they are grouped here into batches by calendar month, dated to the first entry in that month, and given for each month between June and November 1823. After crossing the Channel the Beaumonts travelled through France and Italy. In December Diana’s brother Wentworth left for England from Rome in December, and Richard in January, after which parting Diana wrote ‘now indeed I feel deserted’. She continued on the tour with her sister and mother, through Italy and Switzerland then returned to Dover on 20 Aug 1824, nine months after they departed.

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