Nova Scotian Journal of John Salusbury

  • Reference
      GB 133 Eng MS 615
  • Dates of Creation
      12 July 1749 - 24 March 1753
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
      English
  • Physical Description
      160 x 103 mm. 8 volumes; Bindings: marbled card covers.

Scope and Content

Journals of HLP's father, John Salusbury, during his time in Nova Scotia where he had been sent on official business at the behest of his patron, Lord Halifax. Notebooks in the hand of John Salusbury as follows:

  • (1) 22 folios, 12 July - 3 October 1749;
  • (2) 22 folios, 4 October 1749 - 15 March 1750;
  • (3) 5 folios (+ 18 blank), 17 March - 5 April 1750;
  • (4) 20 folios (+ 2 blank), 5 April - 13 May 1750;
  • (5) 19 folios, 13 May 1750 - 19 April 1751;
  • (6) 18 folios (+ 4 blank), 26 April - 26 August 1751;
  • (7) 21 folios, 20 May 1752 - 24 March 1753;
  • (8) 10 folios (+ 14 blank). Miscellaneous.

Notebook 1 is actually marked '2', and the first part of the journal is missing. With number 7 are also five loose sheets, evidently torn from another notebook and concerning April 1753. Notes on the covers and various markings are in the hand of Dr Samuel Johnson.