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Journal of a tour to Scotland by Clement Mansfield Ingleby.

Identifier: MS.8926

Scope and Contents

The journal is made up from transcripts of letters to his mother written on the journey between 26 August and 8 September 1842.

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.


  • Creation: 1842.


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56 Leaves ; Folio.

Language of Materials

English, Old (ca.450-1100)


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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