Journals of Richard Chiswell the Younger and Trench Chiswell, 1696-1796

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Don. c. 181-2, d. 193-4, e. 169; Eng. e. 2403-8
  • Dates of Creation
      1696-1796
  • Language of Material
      English.
  • Physical Description
      11 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

The journals give detailed descriptions, observations and opinions of many towns and buildings throughout England, Scotland and Wales.

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.

Conditions Governing Access

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/specialcollections).

Acquisition Information

The journals were acquired from D.P. White in 1991.

Note

Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

A catalogue of the collection is available online at http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/specialcollectionswmss/online/online.htm.