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Documents regarding the Nonnen family and the Liseberg property

    This file contains the original correspondence, diaries, literary manuscripts and other documents of the Swedish-English Nonnen family. Emily Nonnen, who was born in London, England, in 1812 and died in Gothenburg, Sweden, in 1903, was the best-known of her siblings (sisters Ann, Mary and Charlotte and brother Edward). She was an artist who spent a year in Copenhagen studying portraiture in 1838–1839, painted extensively on commission, supported herself by tutoring private students and became a member of Gothenburg’s Society of Crafts and Design (Slöjdföreningen) in 1848. She was also a well-travelled writer and translator who authored a memoir, Systrarna på Liseberg [The Sisters at Liseberg], and translated a number of English works into Swedish, including Alice in Wonderland (1870) and a book on nursing by Florence Nightingale. Emily, Mary and Charlotte never married and lived at Liseberg until their deaths, but they travelled frequently and maintained their connections with friends and family in Sweden, United Kingdom and beyond, to which their surviving letters testify.

    Original source name : Landeriet Liseberg och släkten Nonnen, handlingar angående
    English translation : Documents regarding the Nonnen family and the Liseberg property
    Creator : Family
    Reference number : SE/GLA/10007
    Language(s) : Swedish, English
    Geographical coverage : Sweden
    Time range : 19th-20th c.
    Year(s) : 1800-1936
    Theme 1 : family
    Link to the item in the catalogue : On Emily Nonnen []. A finding aid for the Nonnens' correspondence is also available:
    Archive name : Landsarkivet i Göteborg, Arkivgatan
    Archive name (English) : Regional State Archives of Gothenburg, Arkivgatan
    Archive address : Arkivgatan 9A, 411 34 Göteborg
    City : Gothenburg
    Country : Sweden
    Official website and institutional resources :
    Finding aid(s) :
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