The volume comprises a prefatory essay  on travel-writing addressed by Bute to his son Charles, who accompanied him on his 1768 journey, 38 pages; an essay written in Italy, 1770, at the request of John Symonds (Regius Professor of Modern History, 1771), setting out the form in which Symonds should cast for publication material assembled in five years' travel in Italy, 72 pages; notes by Bute of a journey to Barges, Pyrenees, in 1768, 180 pages; and a loose leaf with a list of places to be seen from 'the Mountain called Stomit...near Valdagno'. The volume is labelled on the spine 'Vol. I'.
John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute: Travel Journal and Essays
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John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute (1713-1792), tutor to George III, and Prime Minister, 1762-1763.
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The volume was presented to the Earl's son, later General Sir Charles Stuart, and thereafter remained at Highcliffe, house of Sir Charles Stuart's son, Lord Stuart de Rothesay, until its purchase by Cambridge University Library.