The journals give detailed descriptions, observations and opinions of many towns and buildings throughout England, Scotland and Wales.
Journals of Richard Chiswell the Younger and Trench Chiswell, 1696-1796
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- ReferenceGB 161 MSS. Don. c. 181-2, d. 193-4, e. 169; Eng. e. 2403-8
- Dates of Creation1696-1796
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical Description11 shelfmarks
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Administrative / Biographical History
Richard Chiswell the Younger (1673-1751) was a Turkey merchant and traveller. His grandson was Trench Chiswell (1735?-1797), merchant and antiquary. Details for both are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.
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The journals were acquired from D.P. White in 1991.
Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.
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