Travel Journals of John Parkinson

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      GB 161 MSS. Eng. d. 2255-62, d. 2296-7, e. 2422-4
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Scope and Content

Travel journals of John Parkinson in Switzerland, the West of England, the Netherlands, and on a 'Northern Tour', through Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Russia, Austria and Germany.

Administrative / Biographical History

John Parkinson (1754-1840) was a traveller.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

The journals were bought and given, partly by the Friends of the Bodleian in 1990, and partly by the Canadian Friends of the Bodleian in 1991.


Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

A full description is available in the Library.

Custodial History

The journals were owned by Mrs Robinson


Parts of the Russian journals were printed in John Parkinson, A Tour of Russia, Siberia and the Crimea 1792-1794, ed. William Collier (London, 1971).