Journal

Scope and Content

Journal of a tour from Dublin via Holyhead, Bangor, Capel Curig, Cernioge, Corwen, Llangollen, Oswestry, Shrewsbury, Shiffnal, Wolverhampton, Birmingham, Hockley, Warwick, Leamington, Kenilworth, Banbury, Oxford, Henley, Slough and Windsor to London by Sarah Brinkley (incl. references to Plas Newydd (Anglesey) plans for the Menai Bridge, Penrhyn quarries, the new turnpike road, wild plants seen, harp music, Dinas Bran, Chirk and Ellesmere aqueducts, the types of houses, dress of the local people, churches visited, coal pits and blast furnaces seen, a claim that Russians and others had been to the latter to try to steal their improvements visits to Kenilworth, the pump room at Leamington, Warwick Castle, observatory at Oxford, the Radcliffe Library, meeting with Sir William Herschel and description of his observatory and telescope, Eton College, Windsor Castle, Hyde Park, St. James's Palace, Westminster Abbey, Regent St., British Museum), July-August 1822