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W.G. Meredith journal, 1828
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1 bound manuscript, 68 p.
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William George Meredith, author, was the son of the architect George Meredith (1762-1831) and nephew of W.G. Meredith (1756/7-1831). He earned a bachelor's degree from Oxford in 1824 and his master's in 1829. Meredith was in Cairo, possibly preparing for his next book, when he died on 19 July 1831.
Meredith wrote Memorials of Charles John, King of Sweden and Norway (1829) and may also have been the author of A tour to the Rhine: With antiquarian and other notices (1825). He was intending to write The History of International intercourse. From the Earliest Accredited Periods to the Congress of Vienna before he died.
The book was found by Mr. A.H. Lester of London in the stock-room of Donald Berry of Eltham. They were purchased from him by Robert Moir of Montreal in December 1970.
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This journal covers the period June 1828 to 29 August 1828. It concerns the author's journey, by sailing yacht, from England to other countries, including Sweden, Denmark and Germany. The manuscript is bound, illustrated by drawings, 68 pages in length, with some leaves left blank.
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