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John Harwood: Journal of visit to Paris

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7968
Scope and Contents An autograph journal of Harwood's visit to Paris, 26 May - 22 June 1685. The account includes entries on libraries, statues, water supplies, stonework, drink, trades, the waterworks of Versailles, the epitaph of Descartes, a disputation at the Sorbonne, the feast of D'Boun, and the library and cabinet of Charles Mons. Le Brun. Harwood describes the places he visited, which included St Omer's College, the Tuileries, the monastery of Val de Grace (including a description of the chapel), the...
Dates: 1685 (circa)
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