On Sunday the diary compiled by Robert Evans, the father of George Eliot, returned in style to the very room in which it was written between 1830 and 1832. Myself ably assisted by Museum Volunteer Steph Broughton spent the morning at Griff House Hotel introducing interested visitors to the actual diary and a transcription (also done by Steph!) on our laptop computer.
Amongst our visitors was a scheduled George Eliot Tour led by local historian John Burton. Those on the tour expressed delight and interest in being able to see the diary and ask questions about Robert Evans and his work as a Land Agent for the Arbury Estate.
Steph and I eventually left his former office with a real sense of history but in theback of my head I couldn’t help but wonder what Robert would have made of our Laptop!