Ref no31416
TitleDiaries of W Harry Bow
Date1891 - 1896
Extent1 box
Administrative historyWilliam Henry Bow, known as Harry to his family, was an artist, diarist and professional pallbearer. He was born on the 6th March 1865 to an ordinary family that lived within the framework of a working class environment in Victorian Bristol. He suffered from deafness and had an intense dislike for attending school on Redcliff Hill. At the age of 16, he attended art classes and produced numerous watercolour paintings. Later in his youth he turned his hand to pen and ink drawings, depicting local scenes from which he received many commissions. He kept a remarkable Victorian diary with over 90 fascinating events and happenings in and around Bristol. The diary is now displayed at Mshed.
Custodial historyItems 1-6 donated by a private individual in 1972. Item 7 donated by a niece of Mr Bow in 2010
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