Nine letters from Joseph William Dunning to his father, Joseph Dunning, solicitor of Leeds, describing his tour in Scandinavia, 1856

Scope and Content

Details of the sequence of letters: (1) Hull, 13 June 1856. 4 ff.; (2) Christiania [Oslo], 17 June 1856. 4 ff.; (3) Trondheim, 27 June 1856. 12 ff.; (4) on board "Prinz Gustav", 2 July 1856 [continued to 6 July]. 10 ff.; (5) Hammerfest, 8 July 1856 [continued to 18 July]. 12 ff.; (6) Trondheim, 29 July 1856. 12 ff.; (7) [Bergen], (?)30 July 1856 [continued to 15 August]. 14 ff.; (8) Christiania, 29 August 1856. 8 ff.; (9) Stockholm, 16 September 1856. 5 ff.

Administrative / Biographical History

Joseph William Dunning was the only son of Joseph Dunning, a solicitor of Leeds. He was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge (BA 1856, MA 1859) and was President of the Union in 1856. In 1861 he was called to the Bar and subsequently edited several editions of Hayes and Jarman's Concise forms of wills. Halkett and Laing's Dictionary of anonymous and pseudonymous English literature attributes the authorship of A long vacation ramble in Norway and Sweden, by X and Y (two unknown quantities) to John Willis Clark and Joseph William Dunning. The book was published in Cambridge in 1857 by Macmillan

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Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

The gift of Mr F.R.A. Armstrong, October 1980


In English

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Additional Information

Photocopied in 1980 from the originals in the possession of the donor