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Octavius Morgan. Journal of two continental tours made by Charles Octavius Morgan, FSA

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Octavius Morgan. Journal of two continental tours made by Charles Octavius Morgan, FSA
1827-8, 1835
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Extent and format
pp. iii + 358.
Half leather binding, brown, spine gilt, with marbled boards, and clasp. Bookplate of Charles Octavius Morgan, fol. i.
Scope and content
Journals of two continental tours; (1) 'Journal of a tour made in the years 1827 & 8 - through Holland, Germany, Italy & France' (fol. iii). Tour made with Henry Alexander Brown and a servant, Giuseppe Lambertini; 18 July 1827-mid June 1828. Places and main topics given at the head of pages. The outward route was through Belgium, Holland, Germany and parts of the Austrian Empire (Prague, Vienna) to Venice, Rome and Naples, and the return through Genoa and France. Extended stays were made in Rome and Naples where there was an eruption of Vesuvius. The descriptions of Berlin, Potsdam and Dresden include some details of buildings since destroyed. At Vienna they saw performances of plays at the Burg Theater including 'The Merchant of Venice' and 'King Lear' in German. The journal contains detailed lists and descriptions of works of art and antiquities and accounts of social occasions including the Carnival in Rome (horse race in the Corso). pp. 1-266;- (2) 'Journal of a Tour through Belgium, by the Rhine to Switzerland & thence to Paris - Made during the months of Septr. & October 1835. in company with Frederic Mundy'; 2 Sept.-22 Oct. 1835. The outward route was up the Rhine to Switzerland and the return via Paris. pp. 268-336. Index of places in both tours, pp. 343-56.
Morgan, Charles Octavius Swinnerton (1803-1888), MP and antiquary
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Archival history
Presented with MOA/004 (fol.ii).