A Journey through England and Wales

Scope and Content

An account of a tour though central England, North Wales and the Lake District in 1812, probably undertaken by Henrietta Hurrell. She began her journey at Melton in Suffolk on 14 May and returned home on 30 June. The author provides a detailed description of her travels through Suffolk, Essex, Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, Shropshire, Denbighshire, Merionethshire, Caernarvonshire, Flintshire, Cheshire, Lancashire, Westmorland and Cumberland, returning through Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Huntingdonshire, Cambridgeshire and Suffolk.

Access Information

The manuscript is available for consultation by any accredited reader.

Acquisition Information

Donated to the John Rylands Library by Mrs [F.] Andrews in May 1927.


Description compiled by Henry Sullivan and Jo Humpleby, project archivists.

Other Finding Aids

Catalogued in the Hand-List of the Collection of English Manuscripts in the John Rylands Library, 1928 (English MS 421).

Custodial History

Inscribed inside the front cover: Given to Mrs Harriet Tweedale by her affectionate aunt, Henrietta Hurrell, July 25th 1855.