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Landsarkivet i Göteborg | Regional State Archives of Gothenburg (Gothenburg, Sweden)

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    Collection title: Landeriet Liseberg och släkten Nonnen, handlingar angående | Documents regarding the Nonnen family and the Liseberg property (Sweden, UK, International: 1800–1936)

    Description: 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.

    Archive address: Arkivgatan 9A, 411 34 Göteborg

    Reference number: SE/GLA/10007

    Links: See catalogue entry here. A finding aid for correspondence is also available here. The holdings of the Regional State Archives of Gothenburg can be searched online here.

    Contributor: Katelin Parsons