The Lakes

Scope and Content

The scrapbook comprises notes of excursions, including geological details, sketches, photographs and telegrams. Including signed list of participants on the expedition; a memorandum and photograph from George Perry Abraham, depicting a model of the Lake District, 1890 (page 1); petrological notes on Keswick District by Alfred Harker (page 3); notes on Skiddaw excursion (page 5); account of visiting Parish church at Grosthwaite, Castle Head, and Falcon Crag (page 7); account of collecting fossils at Barf (page 9) dried Botrychium Lunaria (moonwort) and dried Habenaria viridis (Frog orchis) from Braithwaite, and dried vaccinium oxygoccos (cranberry) at Glenderaterra (page 12); account of visiting Glenderaterra Beck (page 13); watercolour sketch by Mary Caroline Hughes (page 16); account of visit to the Pencil works and Museum, Keswick, by Mary Caroline Hughes, and details of dancing in the evening (page 17); an account by Sidney Hugh Reynolds of excursion to the druid circle and Shoulthwaite gill, and the difficulties of the journey home with transport, and a poem (anonymous) 'The poetic parson and the scientific sceptic', (page 25); photographs going up Skiddaw (3) (page 28); an account by CHB Wood of climbing Skiddaw and photos of the Skiddaw expedition (5)(pages 29-31); account of expedition to ascend Grisdale Pike, (page 33); account by F.H Barclay of a visit to a church, Randal Crag, and Braithwaite (page 37); photographs of expedition (page 40); account of expedition to Saud Hill and sketch of some members at Carrock Fell (page 41); account by H.Kynaston of expedition to Carrock Fell and Dry Gill, including a telegram informing the club that a cricket match had been delayed at Lords Cricket Ground due to rain (page 43); samples of dried Comarum palustre, (Marsh cinque foil) from Grange-in-Borrowdale (page 44); account of excursion to Rosthwaite via Lodore and Watendlath, and telegram about cricket match between Oxford and Cambridge, (page 45); dried Polypodium dryopteris (oak-ferm) near Watendlath, Hymenophyllum Wilsoni, Lodore, and Asplenium adiantum-nigrum, black maiden-hair (spleenwort) (page 47); account of excursion from Braithwaite, a note from Caroline Coignou and Beatrice Taylor, and a telegram detailing news of Cambridge winning a cricket match (page 49); account of excursion including geological sketches of Skiddaw, Borrowdale and Grizedale, Thursday July 3rd (page 51); limerick about Thomas McKenny Hughes, 30th June 1890 (page 53); a letter from Sidney Hugh Reynolds regarding the photographs from Keswick, 1890 (page 55); photographs at the train station (2) (page 56); an account by Elizabeth Dale about the departure of some members from the expedition, and others who went to Braithwaite by train, with lists of specimens located (page 57) a newspaper article 'A pleasure party' about the expedition, especially in relation to the women who attended, 2nd August 1890 (pages 58-59); a list by H.Kynaston of Coleoptra collected in the neighbourhood of Keswick, an article from the St James Gazette entitled 'The Queen of the Lake Country', a Keswick Hotel Menu, and an admittance ticket to the Southey Hill pencil works, Keswick (insert page 61); and a newspaper cutting entitled 'local anecdotes' (page 61).

Administrative / Biographical History

Participants included: Thomas McKenny Hughes; Mary Caroline Hughes; C.A Beau; Edwin Arthur Peters; H.Kynaston; W.C.D Whetham; Sidney Hugh Reynolds; William Harland Banks; J.G Hughes; F.H Barclay; D.H Moore; A.M Seyeant; S. Annesley; Malcolm Laurie; K.L Reynolds; Beatrice Taylor; Thomas Roberts; Elizabeth Dale; H.C Thomson.

  • Saturday 21st June: Skiddaw
  • Sunday 22nd June: Grosthwaite, Castle Head, and Falcon Crag
  • Monday 23rd June: Fossil collecting at Barf
  • Tuesday 24th June: Glenderaterra Beck
  • Wednesday 25th June: Pencil works Museum
  • Thursday 25th June: Druid circle and Shoulthwaite Gill
  • Friday 29th June: Skiddaw
  • Saturday 28th June: Grisdale Pike
  • Sunday June 29th: Church, Randal Crag and Braithenwaite
  • Monday 30th June: Saud Hill, Carrock Fell, and Dry Gill
  • Tuesday 1st July: Rosthwaite via Lodore and Watendlath
  • Wednesday 2nd July: Braithwaite
  • Friday 4th July: Braithwaite

Access Information

Fragile, please ask staff for assistance if required.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Spine is lost but no damage to sewing support, moderate fading of photographs and discolouration, worn covers, and plant examples fragile & coming loose. [Conservation postgraduate student assessment, 2011]

Geographical Names