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Travel diary of Edward T. Blakely

Describes holiday tours with his father and other family members. Places visited were Cambridge, Leamington, Birmingham, Liverpool, North Wales (including Snowdon), Shrewsbury, Hereford, Monmouth and Bristol in 1841 and London, Winchester, the New Forest, Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight in 1843, mentioning the erection of Nelson's Column and sightings of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert on their way to prorogue parliament in London and arriving at Ryde, Isle of Wight on the Royal Yacht. Also includes rough notes of a visit to London, Windsor and Hampton Court in 1842 and rough notes of a holiday on the Continent, journeying from London to Antwerp and Cologne, by steamer up the Rhine to Basle, touring Switzerland and returning by boat down the Rhine to London and Norwich in 1844. Pasted into the book are printed engavings of the British places visited and pen and ink drawings of the font at Winchester Cathedral, of Winchester Market Cross and of the ground plan of Winchester Cathedral. With loose papers: map of Europe (printed) with routes marked on it, 1837; lists of Continental and British places, nd [c 1870s]; miniature photograph of Princess Louisa, nd [19th century].

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Including visits to Harrow and Bristol. Photo of German submarines at Yarmouth.

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