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Charlotte Heijkenskjölds Fonds (1809–1835)

    Charlotte Heijkenskjöld (1781–1834) was a wealthy Swedish aristocrat who spent her final years on an extended tour of the Middle East after travelling extensively within Europe. She applied for and gained control of her possessions in 1824 at the age of 43, following her father’s death. Her travels in Europe and beyond began after her mother’s death in 1827. Heijkenskjöld was a passenger on the steamship “Francesco Primo” on the first guided tour of the Eastern Mediterranean for European tourists in 1833, but she intensely disliked her fellow travellers. Despite being advised to return to Italy, she decided to begin her own self-guided travels. She died on 29 July 1834 in Ramla (Ramallah), shortly after visiting Jerusalem. Her belongings were returned to her family in Sweden. Her surviving papers include travel documents, a detailed travel diary, an expense notebook, receipts and letters.

    Original source name : Fröken Charlotte Heijkenskjölds handlingar 1809–1835
    English translation : Charlotte Heijkenskjölds Fonds (1809–1835)
    Creator : personal fonds
    Document- type 1 : diary/memoir
    Document- type 2 : personal
    Reference number : Esplunda arkiv I: 195–196. Fröken Charlotte Heijkenskjölds handlingar 1809–1835.
    Language(s) : Swedish
    Geographical coverage : Sweden, Italy, Malta, Greece, Turkey, Egypt, Israel
    Time range : 19thc.
    Year(s) : 1809–1835
    Theme 1 : experience of migration
    Link to the item in the catalogue :
    Publication(s) : Már Jónsson, “Margaretha Charlotta Heijkenskjöld: A Swedish Aristocrat in the Eastern Mediterranean,” Dragomanen 23 (2021): 61–74.
    Archive name : Riksarkivet
    Archive name (English) : Swedish State Archives
    Archive address : Fyrverkarbacken 13, 112 60 Stockholm
    City : Stockholm
    Country : Sweden
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