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Title(s):

Notes of tour to parts of Germany and the Rhine.

Published/Created:
1877.
Physical Description:
1 v. ([99] p.) ; 13 cm.
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
In Process DD41 .N68 1877
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Classification:
Archives & Manuscripts
Notes:
Bound in contemporary blind-stamped calf.
Manuscript diary kept by unidentified affluent Irishman during his trip to the continent, through Holland and Germany, with descriptions of Germanic architecture. The diarist departs from Dublin, with his wife, to meet up with their daughter, who is finishing her studies. They then travel as a family by train and horse-carriage, visiting Stuttgart, Frankfurt, &c., before travelling on to Cologne and Brussels. The diary includes entertaining descriptions of the curiosities of local life--such as the eels of a fish-market wriggling around before being killed for a customer--as well as more formal notes on the local architecture. The couples stays in fancy hotels (with elevators) and dine at fine restaurants.
Subject Terms:
Germany -- Description and travel.
Grand tours (Education)
Rhine River Valley -- Description and travel
Form/Genre:
Diaries.
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