Journal of a tour to Scotland, 26 August-8 September 1842, kept by Clement Mansfield Ingleby, the Shakespearean scholar then aged 19. Edit

Summary

Identifier
MS.8926

Dates

  • 1842. (Creation)

Extents

  • 56 Leaves (Whole)

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Notes

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Scope and Contents

    The journal is made up from transcripts of letters to his mother written on the journey. Among the main places visited are Glasgow, Inveraray, Oban, Glencoe, Callander and Edinburgh. The text is ornamented with thirty-three engraved views, several dried plant specimens, and a few pencil sketches. The journal is followed by a 'Dissertation on the Gael and their language' (folio 49), dealing with regional variations in language, intonation, and idiom.

  • Arrangement

    ii + 54 + blank folios.

  • Custodial History

    The journal contains a bookplate of the writer's son, Holcombe Ingleby, of Valentines.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Bought, Sotheby's, 19 March, 1958, lot 728.

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