Item MS067 - W.G. Meredith journal, 1829-30

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W.G. Meredith journal, 1829-30

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  • 1829-1830 (Creation)

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1 bound manuscript, 80 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.

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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 5 June 1829 to 9 March 1830. It contains descriptions of the author's attendance at concerts, operas, and lectures at the Royal Institution, as well as his first viewing of a steam carriage, and reflections on his reading. The manuscript is bound and 80 pages in length.

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