C R Cotton, A journey to Edinburgh and the North of Scotland, 1831

Scope and Content

Mrs C R Cotton, A Journey to Edinburgh and the North of Scotland, 1831.

Written by Mrs Cotton on a holiday in Scotland with her husband, travelling from London, by boat from Greenwich to Newhaven near Leith. Then by horse and carriage or ferry, including Edinburgh [illustration], Cramond [Midlothian][illustration], Stirling [illustration], Perth, [Kinfauns Castle and Scone, illustrations], Dunkeld [Perthshire] [illustrations], Blair Atholl [Perthshire][Moulinarn, illustration], Dalwhinnie [Invernesshire], Aviemore [Invernesshire], Fort Augustus [Invernesshire], Inverness, Invergordon [Ross and Cromarty], Tain [Ross and Cromarty], Kincardine [Ross and Cromarty], Clashmore [Sutherland], Golspie [Sutherland] [illustration], Helmsdale [Sutherland], Berriedale [Caithness][illustration], Wick [Caithness], returning from thence by the same route to Cromarty, Fortrose [Ross and Cromarty], Fort George [Invernesshire], Nairn, Forres [Moray], Elgin [illustration], Fochabers [Moray], Buckie [Banffshire], Cullen [Banffshire], Portsoy [Banffshire], Banff, Fraserburgh [Aberdeenshire], Peterhead [Aberdeenshire] [Inverugie Castle, illustration], and Aberdeen [illustrations]. Descriptions of stately homes and ruins, state of roads, accommodation at inns and travelling companions.

The illustrations are pen and wash drawings executed by Mrs Cotton's husband.

Appended is an itemised account of expenses incurred.

Administrative / Biographical History

Mrs C R Cotton, married woman from London, whose husband had an agent, Mr Wright, in Scotland.


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Acquisition Information

Purchased, 13 June 1951


Call number used to be ms1118

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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Binding: light blue paper, much rubbed.Fifteen pen and wash drawings and title sketch.Paper: 12.9x20.5cm

Archivist's Note

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

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