Journals of John Byng

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      GB 161 MSS. Eng. misc. d. 215-17, d. 237, d. 516-19
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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

M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. I, nos. 45210-17.


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