JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Lady Montefiore's unpublished diaries #unitedkingdom


Diana da Costa
 

Readers might be interested to know that The Ramsgate Montefiore =
Heritage's
next event will be an illustrated Talk by Rabbi Dr. Andrew Goldstein on =
Lady
Montefiore's hitherto unpublished diaries. The Talk will take place on
Thursday 16th March, 7.30pm at The Comfort Inn (formerly the San Clu =
Hotel),
Victoria Parade, Ramsgate, Kent CT11 8DT. RMH members free, visitors
=A35.00.

Rabbi Goldstein=92s research into the Montefiores has uncovered =
previously
unpublished material on their travels in Europe. The talk will include
material >from Judith=92s handwritten diaries. In May 1816 the =
Montefiores left
their home in London and made for Dover via Dartford (where they had
breakfast) and dinner in Canterbury before arriving at 10 p.m. Next =
morning
they left on a small packet boat, The Dart, arriving in Calais four and =
a
half hours later. The tour took them as far as Marseilles before =
returning
home by August. Six months later they set out again and this time to =
travel
to Italy including visits to Rome, Venice and Naples. In Naples Judith
describes an expedition to the very rim of Vesuvius. The diaries give
fascinating details of continental travel by the upwardly mobile middle
class at the beginning of the 19th century. They contain many stories =
and
adventures, such as the expedition to the very rim of a smoking =
Vesuvius.

Further details can be found on the links below.

Diana da Costa
Hon. Secretary: Ramsgate Montefiore Heritage=20


RAMSGATE MONTEFIORE HERITAGE
The Custom House,
Harbour Parade,
Ramsgate,
Kent CT11 8LP

Email address: ramsgatemontefioreheritage@...
Facebook:
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Website: http://www.ramsgatemontefioreheritage.org.uk

Patrons:
The Worshipful The Town Mayor of Ramsgate, Cllr. Trevor Shonk
Mrs. Coral Sebag-Montefiore

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