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Guide to the Anne Elizabeth Bontine Diaries and Other Materials
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Anne Elizabeth Bontine diaries and other materials,
    Date (inclusive): 1850-1923
    Collection number: MS-M029
    Creator: Bontine, Anne Elizabeth, 1828-1925
    Extent: 1 linear foot 1 box
    Repository: University of California, Irvine. Library. Special Collections and Archives.
    Irvine, California 92623-9557
    Abstract: This collection comprises 22 diaries by Anne Elizabeth Bontine, the mother of 19th century Scottish politician and author Robert Bontine Cunninghame Graham. The materials generally describe her reflections on social activities in Scotland and England providing a detailed account of her life from 1856 until 1923. The diaries also document journeys to European destinations, family issues, and local political and cultural events. Also included is a collection of poetry by Martina Elphinstone Fleeming and a diary by an unknown author.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Collection open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and University Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    Anne Elizabeth Bontine diaries and other materials. MS-M29. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California. Date accessed.
    For the benefit of current and future researchers, please cite any additional information about sources consulted in this collection, including permanent URLs, item or folder descriptions, and box/folder locations.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired, circa 1966.

    Custodial History Note

    This collection was separated during processing from the Sir Angus Cunninghame Graham Naval History Manuscripts Collection (MS-M01), Special Collections and Archives.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Andre Ambrus, 2004.

    Biography

    Anne Elizabeth Bontine, born Anne Elizabeth Elphinstone Fleeming, was born February 10, 1828. She was the daughter of a Scottish Admiral Charles Elphinstone Fleeming and Catalina Paulina Alessandro de Jiménez, a Spanish aristocrat. She married William Cunninghame Bontine and was the mother of Robert Bontine Cunninghame Graham and Commander Charles Elphinstone Fleeming Cunninghame Graham, father of collector Angus Cunninghame Graham. She died in 1925 at the age of 97.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    This collection comprises 22 diaries by Anne Elizabeth Bontine, the mother of 19th century Scottish politician and author Robert Bontine Cunninghame Graham. The materials generally describe her reflections on social activities in Scotland and England providing a detailed account of her life from 1856 until 1923. The diaries also document journeys to European destinations, family issues, and local political and cultural events. Also included is a collection of poetry by Martina Elphinstone Fleeming and a diary by an unknown author.

    Arrangement

    The collection is arranged by type of material, and then chronologically.