Mediterranean Diary

Scope and Content

This autograph volume is entitled Diary Nov. 15th, 1880 - April 22nd, 1881 and chronicles the opening stages of a tour of the Eastern Mediterranean, including the author's rough costings for the project. In daily entries, which range from a handful of lines to a page in length, the unidentified author details his or her travels and activities.

The traveller's itinerary was:

November 1880: Gibraltar, Algiers

December 1880: Alexandria, Cairo

January 1881: a journey along the Nile, Luxor, Aboo Simbel, Phila

February 1881: Athens, Taormina (Sicily), Syracuse (Sicily), Catania (Sicily), Palermo (Sicily), Naples, Pompeii , Salermo, Amalfi

April 1881: Sorento, Naples, Rome, Orvieto, Florence

The tour was scheduled to continue in Italy until the author's return to England towards the end of July.

Administrative / Biographical History

The author of this diary has not been identified.

Access Information

The collection is available to all researchers upon proof of identity and acceptance of the terms and conditions of use. A small proportion of the material is embargoed in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act.

Acquisition Information

Anonymous donation


Prepared by John Farrant, 2002.

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