Emily Penrose Diary

Department Archive
Collection Emily Penrose Personal Papers
Reference No. EPEN 1/1
Level Item
Dimensions 12 x 18.4cm
Dates 09/Mar/1887-05/Sep/1888
Donor/Creator Penrose, Dame Emily
Scope and Content Personal diary of Emily Penrose, eldest daughter of Francis C. Penrose, first Director or the BSA. Daily entries, from March to November 1887 during the time the Penrose family resided in Athens, record information about daily life in Athens including visits to the Acropolis. Emily also chronicled trips to notable places such as Mycenae, Penteli, Tatoi, Delphi, and numerous other sites. Entries in November and December 1887 record the Penrose family trip through Italy on the way home to England. Intermittent entries in 1888 are about Emily's exams and activities prior to her admittance into Somerville College, Oxford.