Manuscript Diary of the Touring Party

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Manuscript diary entitled "a short account of an eleven days tour in Dorset, Devon && Cornwall. August-Sept. 1877", taken by the Maybury family, that is Mother, William, Horace (the writer) and Gertrude, who were known as the Touring Party. In 1881 a tour by the same party was recorded in "Some account of a thirteen days tour in Wales 1881". These tours were entered in the volume by Horace Maybury in October 1877 and June 24 1882.

Administrative / Biographical History

The diary was transcribed by Horace Maybury. Biographical details about the family are not known.


The Modern Records Centre uses a classification scheme. For further details of the scheme, see 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 diary was deposited in the Centre by the National Cycle Archive, by whom it had been purchased in June 1997.

Other Finding Aids

An authority record exists for Horace Maybury (GB 152 AAR2220).

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).

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