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Travel literature

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Found in 48 Collections and/or Records:

15th-century English manuscript containing three Middle English texts: 'Liber maundevyle'; the chivalric poem 'Sir Cleges'; and, 'De regimine principum' by Thomas Hoccleve.

Identifier: Adv.MS.19.1.11
Scope and Contents The contents of the manuscript are as follows:(i) ‘Liber maundevyle` (folio 1). The manuscript belongs to sub-group E of the Defective Version on which the earliest editions were based (`English manuscripts of Mandeville`s Travels`, pages 169-171). Several leaves are missing, containing the end of the prologue and beginning of chapter 1 (after folio 1), chapters 6-9 (after folio 10), and the end of chapter 32 onwards.(ii) `Sir Cleges` (folio 71). ‘The Index of Middle...
Dates: 15th century.

Account by John Farwell junior of his visit to the Osage Indians in Kansas in 1870.

Identifier: Acc.6852
Scope and Contents

With copies of associated papers and a covering letter.

Dates: 1942.

Account of travels of W Fordyce Brown.

Identifier: Acc.9773
Scope and Contents

Concerns visits to South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, the East Indies, China and Japan.

Dates: 1882-1884.

Collection of journals and sketchbooks of John Francis Campbell, kept during his travels throughout the world., 1841-1880.

Identifier: Adv.MSS.50.3.14-50.5.6
Scope and Contents

The volumes reflect, in his detailed descriptions, watercolours and sketches, Campbell’s interest in people, art, science and sport. In the later journals, his interest in geology and meteorology predominates, with particular emphasis on the effects of glaciation observed in various countries.

The sketches usually occur in chronological sequence with notes below each giving the date, place and other additional information.

Dates: 1841-1880.

Copies of letters of John Francis Campbell to his mother from India., 1876.

Identifier: Adv.MS.50.5.1
Scope and Contents This volume describes Campbell’s voyage to Bombay, his stay in that city and in Simla. Later notes in Campbell’s hand have been added at the beginning of the volume, dated July 1883, and at the end, loosely inserted, is an introduction to the letters he wrote with a view to their publication. Also loosely inserted are notes he had made before embarking for India on ‘Matters and things common to the far East and far West’ (folio 124).A copy of Campbell’s ‘On Current British...
Dates: 1876.

Copies of letters of John Francis Campbell to his mother from India., 1877.

Identifier: Adv.MS.50.5.4
Scope and Contents

The last volume records Campbell’s visits to Calcutta and Madras and his voyage home from Bombay via the Red Sea, Genoa, Turin, the Italian lakes and Mont Cenis.

Several press cuttings and printed items have been placed at the end of the journal, including a copy of Campbell`s ‘On Himalayan Glaciation’, extracted from ‘The Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal’.

Dates: 1877.

Correspondence and papers concerning Richard M D Grange, "A Short History of the Scottish Dress" (1967).

Identifier: Acc.9822
Scope and Contents

With typescript and illustrations, 1970, for Grange`s unpublished, "What to see on Mull".

Dates: 1967-1970.

Geological sketchbook of John Francis Campbell for the most part containing annotated rock rubbings made on his travels in Great Britain, along with various other geological notes and sketches., 1862-1864.

Identifier: Adv.MS.50.3.23
Scope and Contents The volume begins by describing several visits Campbell made to mines in Wales and the South of England while he was involved in collecting information and witnesses for the Mines` Commission, of which he was Secretary, in 1863 (folios 3-17). There are also a few watercolours made on a visit to Ireland in 1863 (folios 19 verso-30).One or two letters have been inserted in the volume, mainly from Sir Kenneth S Mackenzie of Gairloch and his gamekeeper, 1863-1864, and a few press...
Dates: 1862-1864.