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Early Photographs in the Royal Collection

Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria's Journal, RA VIC/MAIN/QVJ (W) 11 January 1851

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Queen Victoria paid for Sarah Forbes Bonetta's education and followed her achievements with great interest. In her diary shown above, the Queen remarked

After luncheon Sally [Sarah] Bonita, the little African girl came with Mrs Phipps, & showed me some of her work. This is the 4th time I have seen the poor child, who is really an intelligent little thing

Queen Victoria, Journal entry, RA VIC/MAIN/QVJ (W) 11 January 1851