Journal of a tour of Sussex by John Stuart Mill, 1827.

Scope and Content

Autograph manuscript of John Stuart Mill of a tour in Sussex in 1827.

A tour in the company of [George John] Graham and Grant, including Chichister, Arundel, Lewes, Seaford, Eastbourne, Battle Abbey, Knole and Hastings. The journal, in addition to topographical information, includes botanical details of 42 species of plant observed. A list of expenses incurred is included on the final folio.

Administrative / Biographical History

John Stuart Mill (1806-73), economist and philosopher.


Single item

Access Information

By appointment with the Keeper of Manuscripts. Access to records containing confidential information may be restricted.

Acquisition Information

Purchased for 7.10s from Holeyman and Treacher, 7 January 1954


Call number used to be ms1499

Other Finding Aids

Individual Manuscripts and Small Collections database available as part of Manuscripts Database.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Binding: paper with label.Paper: 18.4x22.1cm. Water stained.

Archivist's Note

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

Conditions Governing Use

Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the Keeper of Manuscripts. Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents.

Custodial History

Formerly in the hands of Mr W H Graham, grandson of one of the tour party. Prior to 1920 it was sold to a London bookseller, James Tregaskis, who in turn sold it on to W H B Fletcher of Bognor Regis [19 July 1920] from whence it passed to Holeyman and Treacher, booksellers of Brighton, whose catalogue is enclosed in the original.




Printed in The Worthing Parade, I, 1951, pp.157-190. A copy is kept with the manuscript.