Diary of Walter Palmer

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

"1895. Tour on my Safety From Bath to Weymouth Via Southampton Portsmouth & Bournemouth": diary of Walter Palmer. Photocopy and transcript of the original, and copies of two photographs, one taken in 1893 and the other some two years after the cycle ride showing him with his wife soon after their marriage.

Administrative / Biographical History

Walter Palmer's father was a brush manufacturer and owned a shop in the centre of Bath for many years; Walter Palmer finally retired and sold the business in 1934.


The Modern Records Centre uses a classification scheme. For further details of the scheme, see http://www.warwick.ac.uk/services/library/mrc/mrcclass.shtml. It is compatible with ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description (2000).

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on access to these papers.

Acquisition Information

This collection was deposited in the Centre by the granddaughter of Walter Palmer.

Other Finding Aids

A copy of this finding aid is available in paper format in the Centre's searchroom.

An authority record exists for Walter Palmer (GB 152 AAR2414).

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this archive, apart from the requirements of copyright law.


Further deposits are not expected.

Related Material

Other deposits by the National Cycle Archive (MSS.328).

Personal Names