Anonymous diary of an early eighteenth-century Englishman's travels through France, Belgium, and Holland

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      GB 206 Brotherton Collection MS Trv 4
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  • Physical Description
      1 vol. (112 ff.), manuscript. Probably written in a single early eighteenth-century hand. Loosely bound up into gatherings, without boards, and somewhat mutilated and worn.

Scope and Content

Contains an account of a tour of France, Belgium, and Holland from London, between Wednesday 1 May 1700 and Wednesday 25 September 1700, being incomplete at the end. The names of many public figures, including William Congreve, appear in the text of the narrative.

Administrative / Biographical History

The writer of this manuscript is unknown.

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Access is unrestricted.

Acquisition Information

Purchased from Sotheby's on 8 January 1988.


In English.


See D.F. McKenzie, "William Congreve in Dutch (1695) and his travels abroad (1700)", The Library, 6th series, 21, pp.67-70.