Account of travel to Turkey between 1790 and 1792

Scope and Content

Manuscript account of voyage to, and stay in, Turkey between 1790 and 1792 and the return journey, overland, to Paris and then by packet to London. Account of later journeys to the English Lake District and to Wales. Grangerised with maps and coloured illustrations.

Administrative / Biographical History

John Hunter came from London. In January 1790 he and his brother embarked on the "Nassau" bound for Smyrna, the beginning of a two-year stay in Turkey. After Smyrna John Hunter and his party travelled to Constantinople [Istanbul] which they left in May 1792. They travelled overland to Paris by way of Moldavia, Wallachia, Vienna, Venice, Rome, Geneva, and Paris, returning to London in December 1792.

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Acquisition Information

Purchased in 1950.

Other Finding Aids

This description constitutes the only finding aid at present.

Custodial History

This volume originally formed part of the library of Sir Thomas Phillipps. The Phillipps catalogue number is Ms 22959.