An excursion to Scotland, July 1849.

Scope and Content

'Narrative of an excursion to Scotland in the month of July 1849 by one of Her Majesty's Servants'.

A dedication at the beginning claims the account was written for another's amusement, to explain how the writer accompanied another unnamed person from London on a mission to Tullyallan House, near Falkirk, the seat of Baroness Keith, Countess of Flahault, then carried on alone on a trip around Scotland. A journey 'comprising Edinburgh, Stirling, Glasgow, Loch Lomond [Stirlingshire], Loch Katrine [Perthshire], the Trossachs [Perthshire], Falls of the Clyde [sic], Oban [Argyllshire], Staffa [Argyllshire], Iona [Argyllshire] and Skye [Invernesshire]'. Includes an account of a passage on the steamer Tartar. Indexed.

Administrative / Biographical History



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Access Information

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Acquisition Information

Bequeathed to the library by G E Troup, 1956.


Call number used to be ms2079

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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Binding, quarter black morocco with green cloth on boards. 'Scotland' '1849"' in gold on spine.Paper: 17.8x22.2cm

Archivist's Note

Description compiled by Maia Sheridan, Archives Hub project archivist, based on material from the Manuscripts Database

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Custodial History

Signed G.E. Troup in front cover in pencil.