John Marsh: Diaries

Scope and Content

Transcripts made by Marsh's son Edward of his father's diaries, which Marsh had started to write in 1765, with some loose notes describing particular volumes. Nos. 1-3 are missing. No.4 1768-1770 (pp.273-368); No.5 1770-1773 (pp.369-460); No.6 1773-1776 (pp.461-556); No.7 1776-1779 (pp.557-648); No.8 1779-1781 (pp.649-740); No.9 1781-1783 (pp.741-836); No.10 1783-1785 (pp.837-932); No.11 1785-1787 (pp.933-1024); No.12 1787-1790 (pp.1025-1112); No.13 1790-1794 (pp.1113-1204); No.14 1794-1799 (pp.1205-1300); No.15 1799-1803 (pp.1301-1408); No.16 1803-1809 (pp.1409-1512); No.17 1809-1815 (pp.1513-1620); No.18 1815-1821 (pp.1621-1716); No.19 1821-1825 (pp.1717-1812); No.20 1825-1828 (pp.1813-1868).

Access Information

Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (

Acquisition Information

Bought from R. Gorer, Kingston, near Barham, Canterbury, March 1968

Other Finding Aids

A catalogue of the collection can be found on ArchiveSearch.

Alternative Form Available

Microfilm available. Microfilms of the complete set of diaries are also kept at West Sussex County Record Office, Chichester.

Additional Information

The original diaries are held at the Huntington Library, San Marino, California.