Queer Places:
Gävle Castle, Hamiltongatan 1-3, 802 66 Gävle, Sweden
Högfors Manor, 738 92 Norberg, Sweden
Karbenning Cemetery Karbenningby, Norbergs kommun, Västmanlands län, Sweden

Agnes Anna Florentina "Florrie" Hamilton (Born 24 June 1888 - Hedvig Eleonora STH, Deceased 13 December 1977 - Sjukhemmet Avd 12 B, Fagersta, Västanfors (U)) was a Swedish manor and cultural personality. [1][2]

Florrie Hamilton was the daughter of Hugo Erik Gustaf Hamilton (1849-1928) and Elvine Åkerhielm af Blombacka (1857-1915). Her siblings were:

Florrie Hamilton grew up partly at the castle in Gävle where her father was governor, and partly at the family manor Högfors at Norberg. In 1917 she was a student of Carl Wilhelmson and she contributed illustrations and coloring in her father's children's book For Children and Grandchildren: Rhymes and Drawings (1925). She translated from the Italian Silvio Pellico In prison (1925) and in 1934 visited Venice with her nephew Olof Lagercrantz, with whom she had long-term contact.

Most of her life, Florrie Hamilton lived at Högfors manor, which she made a meeting place for the 1930s to 1950s women's movement. Among others, Karkgu was visited by Barbro Alving, Emilia Fogelklou, Honorine Hermelin, Kerstin Hesselgren, Amelie Posse, Elisabeth Tamm and Elin Wägner. Fogelklou became a close friend and rented at Högfors for five years. Hamilton managed her father's diary entries, which were published in 1955–56, and it is also in these that it is clear how close they were to each other. [3] Florrie Hamilton was unmarried and withdrew from a marriage under the influence of several tragic events in the family. However, she objected to the description given in Agnes von Krusenstierna's novel suite Poorpart. Florrie Hamilton is buried in Karbenning Cemetery.


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