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Todd, Elizabeth

Visit to Paris.

France ; England, 1840.
Physical Description:
1 v. (105 p., with many blanks) ; 19 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
In Process DC733.T6 V57 1840
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Bound in contemporary blind stamped black roan, with hand-written octagonal green paper label on the upper cover
Autograph diary, in pen and blue ink, of Elizabeth Todd, written while travelling with "Our beloved mother, my brother, sister & my self" to Paris in 1840. The party leaves London Bridge Wharf on board the Maquet on 15th July 1840 for Boulogne. Spending the night at Boulogne they depart the following morning by diligence for Amiens which they pass through at night: "... we watched the moon rise & then closing the windows of our Coupé sought what rest we could whilst jolting over the stones ..." They arrive in Paris the following morning where they "sallied forth in search of lodgings ... the rooms on the 3rd floor are quite in a fashionable situation, our suite comprised the whole floor & contained drawing room, dining room, 3 bedrooms, kitchen etc ... most of the rooms gently furnished ..." The rest of the journal describes in detail the usual sights, including a lengthy description of the Manufacture des Gobelins. The journal ends abruptly on 27th July, with a number of blank pages in the remainder of the thin album. Elizabeth Todd married Luke Trapp Flood on the 18th of Nov 1841.
Subject Terms:
France -- Description and travel.
Paris (France) -- Description and travel.
Todd, Elizabeth -- Diaries.
Travel literature

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