The main body of the text is a diary in English of Sir William Trumbull's travels from Gravesend on 14 March 1664 through Italy to Rome and then through France as far as Avignon on the return journey on 2 May 1665, where it breaks off. From the reverse end the volume appears to have subsequently been used as a notebook, written in Latin, French, and English on miscellaneous subjects.
Diary of travels through Italy and France, compiled by Sir William Trumbull, 1664-1665
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- ReferenceGB 206 Brotherton Collection MS Trv d 1
- Dates of Creation1664-1670
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- Language of MaterialEnglish Latin French
- Physical Description1 vol. (215 ff.), manuscript. Written in Sir William Trumbull's autograph from both ends of the volume, meeting at f.168. Ff.135r-168r are blank. Bound in leather with some blind tooling on the covers and the remains of broken metal clasps on the fore-edges.
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Administrative / Biographical History
Sir William Trumbull (1639-1716), a noted lawyer, foreign diplomatist, and Secretary of State 1695-1697, was one of Alexander Pope's earliest and most generous patrons. For further details of his life and achievements see the Dictionary of National Biography.
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Purchased from R.W. Edwards Ltd on 11 October 1966.
Mainly in English, but with some notes in Latin and French.
See Michael G. Brennan's footnote 44 to his article on Sir William Trumbull in Notes and queries, March 1989, p.46.