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Digby, Theresa Anna Maria (Fox-Strangways), 1814-1874


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Lady Theresa Anna Marie (Fox-Strangways) Digby riddle book

 Collection — Box BW 33, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16510
Scope and Contents

This collection contains a handmade riddle book created and used for the children of Lady Digby.

This book contains 124 riddles and answers each within decorative borders and frames. Many are typical word play riddles; others include topical and racist riddles on the anti-slavery movement. There is Uncle Tom's Cabin and other enslavement-related content. There are questions such as "Who is Uncle Tom's Aunt?"

Dates: 1862