Strines Journal

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 Eng MS 1422/2
  • Dates of Creation
      Jan-Dec 1853
  • Physical Description
      242 x 180 mm. 1 vol., xv + 358 pp. Binding: half-bound in green calf, marbled-paper boards.

Scope and Content

The Strines Journal, volume 2, nos 5-16, dedicated to Alfred Barton of Springwood, esq.

Essays and articles on flowers, 'What do you read? and what for?', morning, education, autumn, and home; Practical Science and the Fine Arts: letters and papers on pictorial art, the electric telegraph, photograph, silver, diamond, photographs of the Moon; Travels and Excursions, including Plas Newydd, West Cornwall, Castleton, Chobham, Spithead, Scotland, Rome; Biography and History: the autobiography of Jesse Bridge; Monthly Observations; Phenomena of Nature: geysers, spectre of the Brocken; Original Poetry by G. G. W. Morgan and J. P. Morris; Varieties; Miscellanies, including Belle Vue Gardens, the siege of Seringapatam, Disley Lodge of the Independent Order Odd Fellows, Mount Etna in winter, our Christmas festival, the Sun's light, Strines Library.

65 illustrations including 5 photographs: Plas Newydd, ancient British urns, ruins in Rome, Lower Egypt, the electric telegraph, Land's End, Menai Straits (photograph), Sydney in New South Wales (watercolour), St Michael's Mount, 'As happy as a king' (photograph), Castleton and the Winnats, Mam Tor, Peveril Castle, Seringapatam, Esher, Disley, Chobham, Fleet at Spithead, Kidwelly Castle, Edinburgh Castle, Denton Chapel (photograph), Loch Lomond, our Christmas festivities. Illustrative techniques include photography, ink drawings in imitation of engravings and etchings, watercolours, drawings in ink and coloured or monochrome washes, either pasted in, or applied directly to the page. Many are highly accomplished.