Fragments of a Diary 1869-72. Notes on philosophy of various sorts.

Scope and Content

A notebook containing various notes by William Warde Fowler, including a diary covering the periods from 26 October to 13 November 1869 and from 12 May to 31 May 1870, which describes the weather as well as details of Fowler's activities and reading for each day recorded. The diary is described in a note on the endpaper as a 'Log Book fr. Octʳ. 26. 1869. of 7 [?] Museum, Terrace. Oxford.' The note on the endpaper describes the diary as follows: 'I begin this partly following the example of John Barrow Esq, with whom I stayed last Sunday at his house, or rather ship, Monte Rosa, Kingham, or Chipping Norton.' Directions for a Storm Glass and part of an envelope with a London postmark addressed to Fowler are glued into the volume. This volume also contains a 'Register of work done.' for 1872, which lists readings and activities undertaken by Fowler during the week beginning 6 May and on 13 and 14 May; and notes on moral philosophy. A slip containing notes on philosophy and on the administration of the Roman Republic and an empty envelope addressed to Fowler at 87 High Street, Oxford are inserted into the volume. Some pages have been torn out of the volume. This volume is listed in the Lincoln College Archive printed catalogue as containing 'Notes on pupils', but does not appear to contain any.