Charlotte Guest

Standard Name: Guest, Charlotte
Birth Name: Charlotte Elizabeth Bertie
Used Form: Lady Charlotte Bertie
Used Form: Lady Charlotte Guest
Married Name: Lady Charlotte Schreiber
Lady CG is remembered as an amateur scholar: her editions (with translation and annotation) of Middle Welsh tales which she called the Mabinogion remained a standard text for almost a century. She was also a lifelong diarist whose surviving journals, when typed at the beginning of the twenty-first century, filled more than 10,000 pages.
Jepson, Jill. Women’s Concerns. Peter Lang, 2009.
She was also, together with her first husband and after his death, a Victorian industrialist who published on the iron industry.
Sepia reproduction of a painting of Charlotte Guest by William Walker, 1852. Her smooth, dark hair is parted in the middle and coiled over her ears; she wears a dark dress with a deep V neck and a lace collar with a bow, a lacy shawl, and a ring on each hand. To the right  is a basket full of roses and other flowers. National Library of Wales.
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Education Carola Oman
The children's great delight was their mother reading aloud: theLamb s' Tales from Shakespeare, Sir Walter Scott 's poems, William Edmonstoune Aytoun 's Lays of the Scottish Cavaliers, 1865, Mary Martha Sherwood
Friends, Associates Jane Williams
JW became a member of the literary circle of Augusta Hall, later Lady Llanover (who is known as a patron of Lady Charlotte Guest and as editor of Mary Delany 's autobiography and correspondence).
Fraser, Maxwell. “Jane Williams (Ysgafell) 1806-1885”. Brycheiniog, pp. 95 - 114.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
under Augusta Hall
Occupation Queen Victoria
At about five o'clock in the morning, Lord Conyngham arrived at Kensington Palace, demanding to see the Queen; in a private interview, he informed the young and sleepy princess that she had acceded to...
Reception Sarah Stickney Ellis
Lady Charlotte Guest , who was first married ten years before this book appeared, received a copy of it as a gift from her husband and read it at his behest.
Obey, Erica. The Wunderkammer of Lady Charlotte Guest. Lehigh University Press, 2007.
It was after...


Evan Evans published Some Specimens of the Poetry of the Ancient Welsh Bards.
1838 - 1849
Lady Charlotte Guest (later Schreiber) published her edition and translation into English of the most famous Welsh epic: The Mabinogion: from the Llyfr Coch o Hergest, and other ancient Welsh manuscripts.
March 1848
Chartist uprisings took place in London, Glasgow, and Manchester.
17 June 1850
The South Wales Railway opened between Chepstow and Swansea. Lady Charlotte Guest , one of the travellers on it, reported wonderful speed by the first train on her journey, which covered the distance between...