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A trip to the field of Waterloo immediately succeeding the battle, 1815

A trip to the field of Waterloo immediately succeeding the battle, 1815

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Date: 1815
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Concluding text of the journal is crosswritten on the opening pages in contrasting ink.
Pencil sketches and annotations on endpapers.
Binding: original mottled notebook boards; spine repaired with tape.
For information on the source of acquisition, consult the appropriate curator.
Abstract:
Holograph journal kept by an unnamed traveler journeying from Ramsgate to Brussels with a friend, Henry Hargrave. The author describes the journey in detail, including his impressions of the scenery, the voyage, meals and table manners among the Belgians, and extensive comments on church architecture and Roman Catholic ceremonies he observed in the cities.
On approaching the field of Waterloo, he questions British and Prussian soldiers and Belgians for information on the battle and their parts in it, but notes that the Belgians were "unaccustomed to freedom of sentiment" and did not seem to confide their real opinions of "their old friend Napoleon." the journal ends shortly after the travelers' arrival in Brussels.
Physical Description:
1 v. (101 p.) ; 20 x 16 cm.
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Curatorial Area: Beinecke Library
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High Resolution (image/tiff)
Object ID: 11252070
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