Here you will find the journal, written between 1844 and 1853,  of Miss Anne Davidson, then living part of the year in the city of Aberdeen and part at Inchmarlo, near Banchory,  Aberdeenshire, Scotland  & The Memoirs of Gertrude Robertson.  Their families were linked by marriage and they met once or twice.

Like many  young ladies of her time and class,  Anne Davidson wrote  something in her Journal every day.  This website will allow you to read what she recorded each day 163 years ago, as well as finding out something about the people she met, the places she visited and the times she lived in.  Her entries are transcribed as written, including the spelling and punctuation.

Gertrude Robertson’s Memoir was written for her children, using journals as its basis and covers a much longer period in a shorter document.   She lived in India, Great Britain  and Europe and travelled widely, including to New York.  This is also a verbatim transcript of her memoirs


To read the current entry in Anne Davidson’s Journal, click here                                To see photographs of Anne and her family, click here

Click here for the entries for   1844   1845   1846   1847   1848  1849 1850 1851


To read Gertrude Robertson’s memoirs, click here                           

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Website edited with all its faults by

Janet Davidson