John Borlase Warren: Journal of a Tour in France

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The journal describes a tour in France, 9 October-20 November 1728, through Dieppe, Rouen, St. Germain-en-Laye, Versailles, Paris, Blois, and Angers, with descriptions of churches, palaces, gardens, statues, and fountains. The end of the tour may be missing from the description. The volume has the bookplates of a Lord Vernon and William Cavalier, Piedmont. 20pp.

Administrative / Biographical History

John Borlase Warren (1699-1763) was great-grandson of Alice, Lady Borlase (1621-83), whose monument in Paris is described in the journal. One of Warren's granddaughters married into the Vernon family.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Purchased 1995.

Note

Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

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Bibliography

See The genealogist, new series, III, p.55, for details of the Borlase and Warren families.