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Journal of William Thomson, Deputy Commissary-General of Stores to the Forces, during a tour in France and Holland, apparently on a pleasure trip., 1818.

Identifier: MS.6334

Scope and Contents

The journal shows an interest in social conditions after the Restoration, in interior decoration and furnishing, and in paintings; he gives descriptions and lists of pictures in the Louvre and elsewhere, and has made sketch copies of a few (folios 30 verso-31, 82 verso). This volume is in two parts, consisting of Thomson's visit to Paris, and his tour in Holland; they are connected by the account of a journey through Belgium which includes a long description of the country surrounding Waterloo, with illustrations and a map (folios 64 verso-74). There are some other drawings of scenery, some in watercolours, at folios 7, 18, 34 verso, 56 verso.


  • Creation: 1818.

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114 Leaves

Language of Materials

From the Series: Undetermined


xvii + 97 folios.

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