Journals of tours in England by John Byng, illustrated with prints, maps, and his own sketches.
Journals of John Byng
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- ReferenceGB 161 MSS. Eng. misc. d. 215-17, d. 237, d. 516-19
- Dates of Creation1781-92
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical Description8 shelfmarks
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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 http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/specialcollections).
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).