Tweets from Louisa

If you follow us on Twitter you may have noticed the occasional tweet from “Louisa” now appearing in your timeline and you may be wondering whether she’s a new addition here at the Archives. Well… sort of…

Louisa Jessie Campbell was the eldest daughter of Colin Minton Campbell and extracts from her diary form part of the Minton Archive. As the entries began on January 1st we thought it might be fun to share some “on this day” snippets over Twitter as the year rolls on, especially as her delightful observations seem tailor-made for social media. (We wonder if she’d have had an account of her own, had Twitter been around in the 1870s…)


You can keep up-to-date with our tweets as an RSS feed if you’re not signed up to Twitter but either way we’ll be revisiting Louisa’s story here on the blog before the year is out – she seems rather taken by “Mr. Cotton” in these early entries and it would be remiss of us not to keep you in the loop, whatever your social media status!