An illustrated personal diary or 'Log Book' kept at Monte Rosa Villa, Kingham, near Chipping Norton in Oxfordshire, and at 17 Hanover Terrace, Regent's Park, London, by Lieutenant Colonel John Barrow, including also his visits to various parts of England and the Continent. The period covered is from August 1864 to November 1898. The illustrations consist of photographs and engravings, and there are also a very large number of cuttings from the Times and other papers illustrative of current public subjects or events (especially Arctic exploration, volunteers, Alpine climbing, the Ulverston district, and the English Lakes), as well as Christmas cards, valentines, and scraps of all kinds, including some letters.
Diary of J. Barrow
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- ReferenceGB 161 MSS. Eng. hist. d. 18-81
- Dates of Creation1860-98
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical Description64 shelfmarks
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Lieutenant Colonel John Barrow (1808-1898), son of Sir John Barrow.
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).
The collection was bequeathed to the Library by Barrow in 1898.
Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.
Other Finding Aids
Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. VI, nos. 32610-73.