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Terrot Glover's 1911 Diary


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Terrot Reaveley Glover (1869-1943) was a Classical Scholar, a key figure in the Baptist Union and a Fellow of St John's College, Cambridge. In 1897 he married Alice Emily Cornelia, with whom he had two sons and four daughters. Glover kept daily journals until his death. He customized them with photographs, newspaper cuts, letters, travel tickets and many other items.

Entry for the birth of Terrot Glover’s first son Richard. The text reads:

1909 - September
Tuesday 21. Richard born. At 5.45 learning how A[lice] was, I rose & went to Ll.-J, who bicycled round & then took his motor to fetch Nurse Gardner arriving 8.15. The day moved on slowly. At 4.30 a little boy was born.

Miss Anderson called in morning to ask children to tea, so they went there from train. I fetched them 6.30. Kathleen took in Mary & Anna. Mary R has been, I learn, anxious about the event all the holiday. Quietly pleased now. Anna & Elizabeth learn first now. Elisabeth “imagining Mummy at breakfast, when he is grown up, saying shall we go to the shops and buy some trousers”. A[lice] doing well. Weather fine.

Wednesday 22. A[lice] continues to do very well. The little boy weight 9 pounds 8 onces – has a lot of light brown hair – a good well-made chin, strong voice & feels hungry with healthy regularity. Out of sorts today myself – diarrhoea & sickened. On bed & then in it all day, aching limbs.

Telegrams yesterday from the Walters, Mother (with a shawl), M. Jenkins, Alison Glover, Father (who is pleased with a boy “to continue the family life & name”). Weather fair.

12th Aug 2010

English, History

Key Stages:
Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4

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