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Voyage en Angleterre, 1785 April 3-May 27.

Author: Chrétien Guillaume de Lamoignon de Malesherbes; Jean-Franc̜ois Wiart
Edition/Format:   Archival material : FrenchView all editions and formats
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This diary records the individuals and sights that he saw while in England. There are many observations of life in London, e.g. parks, buildings, paintings, food. Outside of London he visited many towns, including Manchester and its cotton mills as well as the steel mills of Birmingham. He relates his visit to Drury Lane and the dramatic performance of Sarah Siddons. Some of the people he met included Sir Joseph  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Sketches
Named Person: Joseph Banks; Charles Blagden, Sir; Matthew Boulton; Joseph Priestley; William Pitt; Sarah Siddons; Benjamin Vaughan
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Chrétien Guillaume de Lamoignon de Malesherbes; Jean-Franc̜ois Wiart
OCLC Number: 122489471
Notes: This item is written in the hand of Jean-Franc̜ois Wiart, date unknown.
Reproduction Notes: Handwritten transcript.
Description: 1 v. (220 p.).

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This diary records the individuals and sights that he saw while in England. There are many observations of life in London, e.g. parks, buildings, paintings, food. Outside of London he visited many towns, including Manchester and its cotton mills as well as the steel mills of Birmingham. He relates his visit to Drury Lane and the dramatic performance of Sarah Siddons. Some of the people he met included Sir Joseph Banks, Sir Charles Blagden, Matthew Boulton, Joseph Priestley, William Pitt the Younger, and Benjamin Vaughan. He also visited and described the gardens at Kew. The diary includes several sketches, including the plan of Blenheim Palace, and also a table of distances traveled.

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