Fonds - W.G. Meredith fonds

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W.G. Meredith fonds

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    • 1828-1830 (Creation)

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    2 items

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    W.G. Meredith was an educated Englishman of some means, with a wide range of interests, in travel, the arts, and science.

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    The fonds consists of two of his journals. One journal (Manuscript 66) covers the period June 1828 to 29 August 1828. It concerns the author's journey, by sailing yacht, from England to other countries, including Sweden, Denmark and Germany. The manuscript is bound, illustrated by drawings, 68 pages in length, with some leaves left blank. The other journal (Manuscript 67) covers the period 5 June 1829 to 9 March 1830. It contains descriptions of the author's attendance at concerts, operas, and lectures at the Royal Institution, as well as his first viewing of a steam carriage, and reflections on his reading. The manuscript is bound and 80 pages in length.

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        Manuscripts 66 and 67.

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