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Journal of a Tour to Russia

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8720

Scope and Contents

Travel journal in the form of letters to 'J.H.' - John Henniker(-Major), who succeeded his father as 2nd Lord Henniker in 1803, 375 pages. The journal describes, in a series of letters, 'A Northern Tour in the Years 1775 and 1776 through Copenhagen and Petersburgh to the River Swir joining the Lakes of Onega and Ladoga'. It includes sketches of scenery, architecture and modes of transport. In the inside cover is the bookplate of Lord Henniker (1804) and a cutting from an unnamed sale catalogue, in which the journal, no. 266, was offered for £4.10s.


  • Creation: 1775-1776

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1 volume(s) (1 volume)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased 1989

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