Matthew Brickdale Diaries

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The diaries were written between 1770 and 1774, and deal primarily with domestic, national, and international political issues and news, including events and politics of Bristol, shipping, government, and the colonies, in particular America.

Administrative / Biographical History

Matthew Brickdale was born on the 30 April, 1735 and stood as Member of Parliament for Bristol on two occasions, firstly between 1768 and 1774, and then from 1780 until 1790. He died on the 8 September 1831.

Conditions Governing Access

Permission to view material must be obtained through the University of Bristol Information Services - Special Collections.

Acquisition Information

These diaries have been on deposit in Special Collections since 1948.

Note

Compiled by Martin Hall, Assistant Archivist, University of Bristol Information Services - Special Collections.

Other Finding Aids

Typescript description available in Special Collections.

Alternative Form Available

Enlarged reproductions of the Brickdale Diaries can be found in the libraries of the House of Lords, the House of Commons, and the Capitol Building at Washington, DC.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to copy material must be obtained from the University of Bristol Information Services - Special Collections.

Geographical Names