Treasures from Worcestershire’s Past: ~16~ ‘Devonshire Brown’
- 14th March 2014
This week’s Treasure is a will chosen by Vicky Fletcher, Archivist. Here Vicky explains why this will in particular sparked an interest:
Whilst cataloguing some material from Worcester City Council, I came across a copy of a will from 1797 in which a widow is leaving her wearing apparell ‘except my Devonshire brown silk dress’ to a relative. This is interesting to me as I think it is a reference to Georgiana Duchess of Devonshire who was very much a fashion and style icon of the time.