Journal of a tour to Scotland, the Lakes and Derbyshire, 1829.

Scope and Content

A manuscript account of a journey undertaken from Tottenham, Middlesex, starting on 13 June 1829 and terminating in London 31 August 1829.

The itinerary comprised: Aspenden Hall [Hertfordshire], Peterborough [Huntingdon], Grantham [Lincolnshire], Doncaster [Yorkshire WR], Tadcaster [Yorkshire WR], York, Castle Howard [Yorkshire NR], Malton [Yorkshire NR], Scarborough [Yorkshire NR], Whitby [Yorkshire NR], Guisborough [Yorkshire NR], Sunderland [Co Durham], Newcastle [Northumberland], Morpeth [Northumberland], Alnwick [Northumberland]. Berwick, Dunbar [E Lothian], Edinburgh, Linlithgow, Stirling, Rumbling Bridge [Perthshire], Kinross, Perth, Scone [Perthshire], Dunkeld [Perthshire], Killiecrankie [Perthshire], Glen Tilt [Perthshire], the Falls of Bruar [Perthshire], Aberfeldy [Perthshire], Kenmore [Perthshire], Killin [Perthshire], Callander [Perthshire], Lochearnhead [Perthshire], Dalmally [Argyllshire], Inverary, Ben Lomond [Stirlingshire], Tarbet [Dunbartonshire], Glasgow, Biggar [Lanarkshire], Selkirk, Kelso [Roxburghshire]. Jedburgh [Roxburghshire], Langholm [Dumfriesshire], Carlisle, Penrith [Cumberland], Ullswater [Westmorland], Keswick [Cumberland], Ambleside [Westmorland], Bowness [Westmorland], Kendal [Westmorland], Lancaster, Preston [Lancashire], Manchester, Macclesfield [Cheshire], Buxton [Derbyshire], and Derby. Although much of the material reflects the influence of the guide book there are observations on people, buildings and customs, of some originality and insight.

p.i Printed title page: Journal of a tour made from Tottenham in the County of Middlesex to Scotland, the Lakes, and Derbyshire.

Pasted to the front free endpaper is an autograph letter, signed Arthur Mitchell (1826-1909), to James Sinton of Musselburgh [Midlothian] concerning the contents of the volume.Headed notepaper, 34 Drummond Place, Edinburgh, 23 June 1903.

Administrative / Biographical History



Single item

Access Information

By appointment with the Keeper of Manuscripts. Access to records containing confidential information may be restricted.

Acquisition Information

Purchased for 2 from Alister Matthews, 20 March 1943.


Call number used to be ms283

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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Binding: finely decorated morocco.Paper with gold trim. 14.4x22.4cm

Archivist's Note

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

Conditions Governing Use

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Custodial History

Signature of Mrs Lynn, Rectory, Caldbeck. Bookplate of James Sinton, Musselburgh.