Journals of John Byng

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Journals of tours in England by John Byng, illustrated with prints, maps, and his own sketches.

Administrative / Biographical History

John Byng, 5th Viscount Torrington (1743-1813) was a diarist. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Conditions Governing Access

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see

Acquisition Information

The journals were bought by the Library, 1930, 1933 and 1960 .


Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids


The journals were published as The Torrington diaries, ed. C.B. Andrews (4 vols., London, 1934-8).