Sarah, Lady Cowper entry: Overview screen.
14 February 1644
Sarah Holled (later SLC) was born in Eastcheap
(a street in the City of London
), her parents' only child.
St James's Day, 25 July 1700
SLC branched out from keeping a commonplace-book (of excerpts from her reading) to keeping a diary, a record of her own feelings, frustrations, and pious resolutions (with excerpts still interspersed). She continued as a diarist for sixteen years.
30 September 1716
SLC made her last diary entry: "This is the seventh volume. 'Tis to be hoped there are some collections in them, may be useful to posterity. My phrase now is farewell For Ever."
3 February 1720
SLC died in her later seventies, at her house in Bedford Row