Thomas Moody, journal of a tour through Switzerland and Italy, 1822

Scope and Content

Thomas Moody, Journal of a tour through Switzerland and Italy in 1822.

A tour made by way of Paris and Dijon, Lake Lucerne, the Rhone Glacier, Lake Como, Milan, Venice, Florence, Rome, Herculaneum, Naples, Modena, Genoa and Versailles. List of foreign currency equivalents at front.

24 original watercolour illustrations by Joseph Axe Sleap, British artist, some interfoliated. One signed on reverse 'J Sleap begs to say that this is the best drawing he will make at so very low a price' (p.105).

Administrative / Biographical History

Joseph Axe Sleap (1808-1859) became a landscape painter but was only starting to gain recognition by the time of his death.


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Access Information

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Acquisition Information

Purchased from Thorp for three guineas, 4 July 1942.


Call number used to be ms229

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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Binding: decorated red morocco with title in gold on front cover. Brass clasp.Paper with gold trim: 16.5x19.8cm.14 large, 1 medium and 9 small water colours.

Archivist's Note

Description compiled by Maia Sheridan, Archives Hub project archivist, based on material from the Manuscripts Database

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