Lister, Agnes Syme (-1893)

  • Lister, Agnes Syme, d.1893
  • Archives and manuscripts

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Holiday diary of a visit to Wiesbaden and a tour in Scotland. Author's holograph MS. The diary of the visit to Wiesbaden starts on April 8th and ends on June 28th, though Lady Lister did not return to England until July 10th. This information is given in a holograph entry made by Joseph Lister, dated 11/6/1893, on the page for July 10th in the diary. The tour in Scotland began on August 5th and lasted to October 4th. There are a few scattered entries for the rest of the year. The entries for June 11th and 13th contain lists of birds seen at Wiesbaden: there is a full list of 'Birds seen during April 21st to 2nd May' and 'in June', on the pages for January 1st and 2nd 1893 in the Diary. At the page for September 23rd is a pen-drawing of a gull described by Lady Lister as a 'Common gull'. Above this is a holograph note by her husband, dated 17/10/1897; 'Certainly the Herring Gull. See Jarrett, J. L.



Physical description

1 volume 96 ll. 8vo. 14 x 9 cm. Original paper covers. Written in a 'Charles Letts's Improved Pocket Diary...for 1892'.

Acquisition note

Presented by Lady Godlee, 1927.

Related material

At Wellcome Collection: Further papers of Agnes Lister can be found in the collection of Lister family material (centring on Agnes Lister's husband, Sir Joseph Lister) held as MSS.3298-3303, 6182-6200 and 6961-6989. Papers of Agnes Lister's father-in-law Joseph Jackson Lister can be found in the Lister family papers listed above but also held separately as MSS.6178-6181.

Finding aids

Database description transcribed from S.A.J. Moorat, Catalogue of Western Manuscripts on Medicine and Science in the Wellcome Historical Medical Library (London: Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, 1962-1973).


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  • 96055