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Treslove, Emily
Emily Treslove Diaries
Manuscripts Division
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2 boxes and 0.83 linear feet
Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Boxes B-000830 to B-000831


Diaries spanning several years that belonged to Emily Treslove, wife of prominent English Barrister Thomas Crosby Treslove, as well various miscellaneous materials.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

This collection consists primarily of the diaries of Emily Treslove. There are twenty two diaries which collectively span years from 1822 to 1865. Most of the entries detail the Tresloves' family life, which was representative of a well-to-do family in 19th century London society. As the career of Emily's husband, Thomas Crosby Treslove (a barrister in the Queen's Counsel and member of Lincoln's Inn) advanced, the family's resulting social elevation was relfected in her accounts of increased holidays and dinners with titled members of society. She filled entire diaries while living abroad, including stays in Avranches, France and Wiesbaden, Germany.

Also included in this collection are six unidentified photographs (presumably portraits of Mr. and Mrs. Treslove), calling cards, a child's arithmetic work book, a drawing book, and a few notes, clippings, and receipts.

Collection Creator Biography:

Treslove, Emily

Emily Treslove was the wife of prominent English barrister Thomas Crosby Treslove. The Tresloves had two daughters, Emily and Ann, and because of Mr. Treslove's position, enjoyed a comfortable, middle-class existence in Victorian England.

Collection History


This collection was a gift of Bruce Willsie '86, 2016 (AM 2017-75).


Nothing was separated from the collection during 2016 processing.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Chloe Pfendler in December 2016. Finding aid written by Chloe Pfendler in December 2016.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

Emily Treslove Diaries; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Boxes B-000830 to B-000831

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