Notebooks of Mountstuart Elphinstone with extracts on Greece, Egypt, Italy, Syria and Asia Minor

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      GB 59 Mss Eur F88/472
  • Alternative Id.
      (ark) ark:/81055/vdc_100000001006.0x00038a
  • Dates of Creation
      [1800s]
  • Language of Material
      English
  • Physical Description
      1 file (8 volumes) 619 folios in all - Vol 1 87 folios, Vol 2 75 folios, Vol 3 56 folios, Vol 4 110 folios, Vol 5 52 folios, Vol 6 54 folios, Vol 7 96 folios and Vol 8 89 folios

Scope and Content

Eight notebooks with extracts on: 1) Asia Minor - including extracts from the works of Strabo, Mr Beaufort and Mr Leake (87 folios - folios 9, 13, 50, 61 and 87 are blank); 2) Syria, Part 1 - with notes on various places in and around Syria, including references to the works by Mr Richardson and his 'Travels Along the Mediterranean', 1822, Mr Wood and Mr Dawkins' 'The Ruins of Palmyra', 1753, and the route they took from Damascus in 1751, etc. (75 folios - folios 69-75 are loose and folios 2, 52 and 70 are blank); 3) Syria, Part 2 (56 folios - folios 2 and 26 are blank); 4) Greece, Part 1 (110 folios - folios 2, 20, 26, 40, 57, 72, 94 and 98 are blank); 5) Greece, Part 2 - with notes and extracts from the works of Strabo and Mr Steele's notes for the north west provinces of Greece (52 folios - folios 2, 18 and 32 are blank); 6) Egypt - includes two maps of Egypt (one is hand drawn), two letters from Mr J Wilkinson, two illustrations of hieroglyphics and comments on the work of Champollion (54 folios - folios 1-9 are loose and folios 8, 9, 12 and 13 are large, folded folios. Folios 7, 25 and 45 are blank); 7) Extracts, Part 1 [Greece] - includes a list of extracts from works referring to various places in Greece. Some of the extracts are written in [Greek and Latin] (96 folios - folios 16-19, 32-35, 51-55, 75-79, 82, 85 and 94 are blank); and 8) Extracts, Part 2 [Asia Minor, Islands and Miscellaneous] - includes a list of extracts from works referring to various places in Asia Minor, the Islands, etc. Some of the extracts are written in [Greek and Latin] (89 folios, the rest are blank. Folios 2, 22-27 and 40-45 are also blank)

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