Harriet Eckersall: Continental tour journal

Scope and Content

A journal of a tour of France and Switzerland, commencing with the departure from Dover, 2 May 1802, and concluding with the return to London, 13 October 1802. There are sketches at the front and end of the volume. At the beginning are several pages in French of 'Fragments sur Paris'.

Administrative / Biographical History

Harriet Eckersall (1776-1864) was the daughter of first cousins John and Catherine Eckersall. During the summer of 1802, she visited France and Switzerland in the company of relatives. The party included her first cousin, the political economist Thomas Robert Malthus (1766-1834), whom she married on 12 April 1804, and with whom she had three children.

Access Information

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Presented by Mrs Patricia James, 4 July 1972.

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Archivist's Note

Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

Custodial History

The volume was formerly the property Robert Malthus, who gave it to Mrs Patricia James.

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