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


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Level of Description


  • 1818. (Creation)


  • 114 Leaves (Whole)



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    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Arrangement

    xvii + 97 folios.

  • 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.