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Anne Lister & Sibbella MacLean

I recently came across something rather intriguing when reading Angela Steidele’s Gentleman Jack: A Biography of Anne Lister, Regency Landowner, Seducer and Secret Diarist (2018). Steidele refers to a holiday in Scotland that Anne Lister took with her friend Sibbella MacLean in 1828, but rather tantalisingly tells the reader that only heavily censored transcripts of […]

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Tuesday 27 May 1828

Rather a bowel complaint before and once after breakfast. Breakfast at 11. Colonel Thackeray came about. Miss McL- & I went with him to Lady Elizabeth in Princes Street gardens. Then went to see the (doric) antique museum containing small insignificant new collection of antiques. The great main room of the building being for a […]

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