Payne & Co.'s Indian diary for 1866 : containing a priced list of their wines and stores, and a variety of information of a most useful kind on subjects relating especially to India : To which is added a map of India showing the railway communication.

Payne & Co. (Calcutta, India)
Other Title:
Payne's diary : 1866
Calcutta : Payne & Co., Belatee Bungalow, 1866.
22, [2], 32, [4], 33-36, [108], (A)-(F), 45 p., [9] leaves of plates (some folded) : ill., maps (1 col.) ; 19 cm.
Payne & Co. (Calcutta, India) -- Catalogs.
Diaries (Blank-books).
Groceries -- Prices -- India -- Calcutta.
Alcoholic beverages -- Prices -- India -- Calcutta.
Advertisements -- India -- Calcutta -- 19th century.
Place of Publication:
India Calcutta.
Includes railway map, brief almanac and week-to-view diary (the diary interleaved with blank leaves).
Illustrated advertisements for various Calcutta businesses on p. (A)-(F) and 1-45 at end.
Online version available via Colenda
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Rosengarten Family Fund.
Penn Libraries copy has ms. autograph ("Trevelyn[?]") and numerous scattered contemporary diary entries in ink in the same hand between March and July, recording the weather and the author's state of health, familial and social engagements, and religious reflections.
Penn Libraries copy bound in full contemporary cloth; boards tooled in blind; left board has title and publisher's address ("BELATEE BUNGALOW. PAYNE'S DIARY. 1866") stamped in gold; brown endpapers; all edges marbled.
Penn Libraries copy: p. 1-8 (second count) bound in out of order before p. 33.
Penn Libraries copy: p. 45 torn and mended across central portion; small tear near inner margin of folded colored map; some interleaved blank leaves in diary portion wanting.
Penn Provenance:
Trevelyn(?) (autograph)
Penn Chronology:
Rosengarten Family Fund.
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