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Collection Level Description: Journals of John Byng

Reference: MSS. Eng. misc. d. 215-17, d. 237, d. 516-19
Title: Journals of John Byng
Dates of Creation: 1781-92
Extent: 8 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

John Byng, 5th Viscount Torrington (1743-1813) was a diarist. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

Journals of tours in England by John Byng, illustrated with prints, maps, and his own sketches.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The journals were bought by the Library, 1930, 1933 and 1960 .

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Further Information

Finding Aids

M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. I, nos. 45210-17.

Publication Note

The journals were published as The Torrington diaries, ed. C.B. Andrews (4 vols., London, 1934-8).

Access Points

Diaries | 18th century

Byng | John | 1743-1813 | 5th Viscount Torrington

England | Description and travel

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