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Pocket diary of a tour through Lincolnshire.

Lincolnshire, 1844.
Physical Description:
1 v. ; 65 x 80 mm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
In Process DA670.L7 P63 1844
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Copyright Not Evaluated
Archives & Manuscripts
Accompanied by a complete type-script transcription.
Bound in contemporary brown morocco; original clasp lacking. With original ivory handled pencil.
Manuscript diary, kept by an unidentified traveler in Lincolnshire, in 1844. The volume is written in a single hand throughout, on graphite. A spirited account by a gentleman from Bootle, who is visiting his Lincolnshire relations at Swarby. There are references to Uncle, Aunt, Cousins Robert and Thomas, Sarah “who favoured me with a song or two,” Mr. Hubbard, Mrs. Tomlin, Miss Cartwright, Miss Gamble, Miss Davison, Mr. McSearson, Thorpe Smith, and his brother. The diarist goes partridge shooting at Spanby, but “never shot worse in my life”; met Mr. Lockwood and “drank his health in a bumper of gin, in fact got very bumpy ... made a resolution next morning never to drink so much gin again ...” He visits Lincoln and remarks the Asylum to be “a very comfortable sort of place for that class of individual”; the Cathedral, “never saw a finer building only it was York.” “Went to Simpsons for the purpose of getting Sarah's hair cut and curled--never saw her look more charming than she did with her hair curled all round in such beautiful ringlets, but best friends and their warmed hearts must part.” He travels on to Nottingham, Derby, Birmingham and back to Bootle “where I found them all in good health.” At the end there are some entries about Post Office orders, and notes of expenditure for travelling, e.g. to Bangor in 1846.
Subject Terms:
Lincolnshire (England) -- Description and travel.

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