Francis Kilvert

(1840—1879) diarist

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became vicar of Bredwardine in 1877. He is remembered for his diary (3 vols, 1938–40, ed. W. Plomer), kept from 1870 until his death. It provides a full portrait of the author and the remote and beautiful region of the Welsh borders where he lived and worked. He records the landscape, the distresses of his parishioners, the life of the gentry, and the beauty of girls from early childhood to young womanhood.

Subjects: Literature — History.

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