Papers of Neville Holden

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Travel journal and newscuttings of Neville Holden (fl 1882-1890) of Lancashire.The first tour in 1882, described by Holden as a "Continental Tour" was made in the company of A. Stanley. He left Hest Bank [near Morecambe, Lancashire] for Liverpool by train, where he "went to the office of Messrs Wilson Son & Co in Water Street to secure berths in the SS Condor, sailing for Amsterdam". The next entries for 20-22 April include information about the ship and its crew, a description of the voyage (which includes details of other ships sighted and the course followed) and menus of all the meals taken. The journal also includes newscuttings about the sinking of the S.S. Condor on a similar voyage the following year. The two men stayed in hotels throughout their holiday and their journeys were made by rail. Holden records details of the various buildings and sites they visited as tourists, together with information about other entertainments they enjoyed.

Administrative / Biographical History

Neville Holden (fl 1882-1890) of Lancashire.

Reference: University of Birmingham, Special Collections Department, Online Archive Catalogue (http://calmview.bham.ac.uk/). Accessed May 2002.

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