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Anna Margaretta Larpent wrote a diary from the age of fifteen, which extended to span fifty years of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. She became a commentator on every kind of social and cultural activity: especially, in view of her husband's post as Licenser of Plays, on the theatre.
1758 AML was born at Pera, a suburb of Constantinople in Turkey. Bibliographic Citation link.
1773 The fifteen-year-old Anna Margaretta Porter (later Larpent) began to keep a daily diary. Bibliographic Citation link.
July 1830 AML closed the diary she had kept since 1773; her last passage describes the business of disposing of the archive of play manuscripts which is now the Larpent Collection in the Huntington Library. Bibliographic Citation link.
4 March 1832 AML died at the home of her son George and his wife, Putney Park. Bibliographic Citation link.
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