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Jenny Lane Collection English
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Portraits

Three framed portraits, two of which are on porcelain:

  1. Jane Collins, née Jane Lane (no date, probably c. 1876-1885)
  2. George Collins (as c. 1870, although also c. 1876-1885 as 1 and 2 are a set) [first husband]
  3. George Lane (1887) [father]

Related documentation

Related documentation (by Brenda Moon):

  1. Letter from Brenda Moon to Mr James Martin and Mrs Patricia Martin (27 May 1998)
  2. Letter from Brenda Moon to Mr James Martin and Mrs Patricia Martin (20 May 1999)
  3. Letter from Brenda Moon to Mr James Martin and Mrs Patricia Martin (9 December 2006)
  4. "Amelia Edwards and Egypt. Paper read to the second Conference on Travellers in Egypt and the Near East, Oxford, 11 July 1997", by Brenda Moon (printed copy)
  5. "Amelia Edwards, Jenny Lane and Egypt", by Brenda Moon (printed copy)

Jenny Lane Collection

  • J. Lane MSS
  • Collection
  • c. 1876-1887
  • J. Lane MSS 1-3: Journals of Jenny Lane, lady's maid to Lucy Renshaw, travelling companion of Amelia A. B. Edwards, describing in detail their various trips including the 1873-1874 journey through France and Italy, crossing from Brindisi to Alexandria on the Simla, thence up the Nile to Dendara, Karnak, Luxor, Aswan, Philae and Abu Simbel, and the return journey via Port Said, through Lebanon to Damascus, Baalbek and Beirut, Constantinople, Athens, and the Rhine. They contain vivid descriptions of the landscape, weather and peoples, and anecdotes and observations of fellow travellers and places visited. They cover the period from 4 September 1873 to 6 March 1876. 286 pages in three volumes, calf, worn, 8vo.
  • J. Lane MSS 4: Photograph album put together following Miss Lane's two trips to Egypt and the Near East between 1873 and 1876.
  • J. Lane MSS 5: Collection of antiquities and miscellanea collected by Miss Lane during her trips.
  • J. Lane MSS 6: Three framed portraits (Jane Collins, née Jane Lane, George Collins [first husband], and George Lane [father]).
  • J. Lane MSS 7: Photocopy of marriage certificate for George Collins and Jane Lane (20 October 1879).
  • J. Lane MSS 8: Related documentation (three letters to the Martin family and two papers) by Brenda Moon.

Lane, Jenny

Journal 3

Journal covering the period from 26 February to 6 March 1876.
Black cover, 17.8 x 11.5 x 0.8 cm, 22 pages.

Certificate

Certificate:

  1. Marriage certificate for George Collins and Jane Lane (20 October 1879) [photocopy of a certified copy requested by Brenda Moon in 1999]

Journal 2

Journal covering the period from 1 May to 29 June 1874.
Dark blue cover, 18 x 11.7 x 0.9 cm, 70 pages.

Photograph album

Album (43.5 x 33.5 cm) of approx. 134 studio (including Beato) and smaller, possibly amateur photographs, put together following Miss Lane's two trips to Egypt and the Near East between 1873 and 1876. Locations include a number of cities in Egypt, Beirut, Damascus, Athens and Rome.

Journal 1

Journal covering the period from 4 September 1873 to 24 March 1874.
Dark red cover, 17.5 x 11.5 x 2 cm, 194 pages.

Collection of antiquities and miscellanea

Collection of antiquities and miscellanea collected by Miss Lane during her trips, including stone wall fragments, some with remains of decoration, Greek and Egyptian pottery fragments (modern and ancient), rough pottery oil lamps, shells, botanical specimens, strings of mummy beads, a decorated wooden spoon with an inscription to Miss Lane, a fabric sample and an ink well in the form of a boat.