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Dampier Bide Travel journals

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8567

Scope and Contents

The manuscripts of the travel diaries of Elizabeth Bide Dampier and Thomas William Dampier Bide, of Kingston Manor, Yeovil. Some volumes written as accounts, rather than diary entries. Includes two edited typewritten transcription of some diaries, made by Edith H. Whetham, one of which also present in formally printed copy (as 'Travel Diaries from Kingston Manor, Yeovil, 1882-1886').

Also present is a Japanese phrase book with accounts & lists of purchases sent home; a bundle of loose items, mostly bills and lists of purchases; and a notebook which appears to contain notes for a talk on a previous trip, with notes of details of image slides.


  • Creation: 1882-1886


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Copyright rests with the executors, or the survivor of them, but passes to the Syndics of the CUL after the death of both.


2 folder(s) (2 folders, 13 volumes, and 2 bundles of notes, paper) : paper

13 volume(s) (2 folders, 13 volumes, and 2 bundles of notes, paper)

2 bundle(s) (2 folders, 13 volumes, and 2 bundles of notes, paper)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by Mrs M. d. Anderson and Miss E. H. Whetham (executors of Sir William Dampier), 33 Owlstone Rd, Cambridge, 2 June 1986

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