A view of the garden at Puslinch in Victorian times
A Victorian Diary
The extracts below are from the diary of John Bargus Yonge, the original of which is held at the Plymouth and West Devon Record Office 1274/4
Yonge was the first son of John Yonge and Alethea Henrietta Bargus, to reach adulthood. He was born in 1821and died in 1877. In 1848 he married Cordelia Hay, which is interesting, in the light of the references to two other ladies in the Diary.
The diary entries are written on the right hand pages and on the left hand pages are contained details of the temperature and wind speed and direction and barometric pressure for each day. There might be up to five days covered
on a page.
Rather than punctuation marks, dashes are used for pauses in the diary. To aid comprehension, conventional punctuation is used in this transcription.