Author Archives: Jen Gherardi

Updated website

We have just combined the old Georgiana website and old Georgiana blog into one. Here is the new look. You can find the website information on the menu below the banner. You can expect some new blogs shortly.

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Can You Help? 1

Here is a letter from Georgiana to her mother which has been transcribed but as you can see it is very difficult to guess every word. The untranscribed words are marked in the typed transcription below with a number and … Continue reading

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Little Miracles

“A re-enactment image – not the real dress!” We always wondered if there were any letters from Georgiana out there in the world that were not in our collection that we have sourced in Australia and the UK . One … Continue reading

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Georgiana’s specimens at Kew Herbarium

On my last visit to London which co-incided with Bernice our researcher being there (for other work for the UK education department) Bernice arranged a surprise for me. I had a few days R&R and thought that visiting Kew would … Continue reading

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Last Blog from London

After five months in London my time was running out and there weren’t many days left to follow Georgiana’s trail before we returned home to Western Australia. There was just one more place I wanted to explore before we left. … Continue reading

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Leaving Rosneath

We stopped at Rhu (Row) to visit the place where G would have taken the ferry to Rosneath when she visited her friends while staying at Keppoch House. View back towards Rhu from the old ferry path. The road from … Continue reading

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Last Day at Easter Garth

The rest of the UK was under torrential rain but we were lucky. Our last day in Scotland was sunny and we explored the old churchyard again, better equipped than the evening before. Mike had his specs with him for … Continue reading

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Roseath re-visited with BB and Mike

Roseneath at last It was only about a 30 minute drive to Roseneath from Keppoch House (all the way around the banks of the Gareloch) but already the sky was looking ominous so we decided to explore before the rain … Continue reading

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The Garden’s Secret

It didn’t surprise me to hear from Cath that Keppoch House once had its own kitchen garden. We’d already seen the size of the stables so it was clear that Alexander Dunlop was a wealthy man with all that was … Continue reading

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Keppoch garden

If anyone wondered why Georgiana loved staying at Keppoch House so much, they would understand if they walked in the gardens. They must have been more spectacularly manicured in 1829 and probably more formal too, but they couldn’t have been … Continue reading

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