Fanny Ogle diary
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The Fanny Ogle Diary is a daily chronicle from April 1845 to August 1846, a period in which she divided her time between Corstorphine and nearby Edinburgh, Scotland. Fanny Ogle appears to have been both unmarried and fairly wealthy; there is little mention of her immediate family in the diary. However, throughout the chronicle Ogle is accompanied by an invalid woman whom she cares for. Ogle's diary primarily records her daily activities such as going to church, walking, reading books and newspapers, paying visits, writing letters, and sitting in the garden. Descriptions of these activities are usually not accompanied by extensive reflection. Ogle takes daily inventory of the weather in her diary. There are also occasionally extensive passages dealing with nature, religion, and literature.
- April 1845-August 1846
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Fanny Ogle's date of birth is unknown; she died in 1850. Ogle was most probably a spinster. She appears to have been well-educated, fairly wealthy, and of the upper class. It is likely that Fanny Ogle lived most of her life in Scotland.
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Ogle, Fanny, d. 1850; caretaker. Papers consist of a diary written between 1845 and 1846 primarily commenting on daily activities including reading, religion, and gardening, in addition to her care for an invalid woman at the woman's home in Scotland.
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- Fanny Ogle Diary, 1845-1846
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