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Travel journal of Dr. Thomas Arnold, 1827-1828

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  • IE TCD MS 5103
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  • end 05-01-1828
  • start 01-05-1827
  • IE TCD MS 5103 is a paperback notebook kept by Dr. Thomas Arnold. Manuscript note on outside of front cover reads: ‘1827- 8’. Manuscript note on inside of front cover reads: ‘Rome- May 1st 1827. T. Arnold. Laleham’. Six loose pieces of paper inserted are numbered 30a, 44a, 60a, 78a, 106a, 122a. Dated 1 May 1827- 5 January 1828; comprising 144 pages. Dr. Arnold's journal is addressed to his "Dearest Mary and all our little darlings" and begins in Rome when he has started to make his way back to Laleham, England after nine weeks away from home. He is not interested in famous sculptures or masterpieces they ‘are utterly lost on me’. Instead, he keeps a detailed record of the natural beauty of the trees, flowers and scenery of Italy and Switzerland. According to Dr. Arnold ‘it is not a figure of speech but a literal truth to say that the whole country [Italy] is a garden’. He kept lists of his expenses and the names and locations of all the inns he stayed in accompanied by his own personal comments, some being very unfavourable. The journal consists mostly of Dr. Arnold’s notes on his European trip but also three trips in England; Fledborough, Oxford and Devonshire. While staying at Fledborough, Nottinghamshire he visits an old friend of his who lives near the woods and has a number of curious animals including ‘five or six kangaroos…a Tartarian [North Aisian] roebuck, two or three Axis, a fine black swan, a Coati [a Brazilian aardvark], a mongoose and golden pheasants’. Contents: --Page 1: Italy: Rome, the Vatican, the Sistine Chapel, Fasti Capitolini --Page 3: Italy: Albano (Laziale), Albano Lake, Valley of Anio --Page 5: Italy: Alban Hills, Campagne, Castel Gandolfo --Page 8: Italy: Frascati, the Tomb of the Horatii and Curatii, Ariccia --Page 9: Italy: Lake of Nemi, Via Triumphalis --Page 11: Italy: Rocca di Papa, Tusculum --Page 12: Italy: Lakes of Gabii, Praeneste (Palestrina) --Page 13: Italy: Monte Porzio (Catone), Monte Compatri, Rocca Priora, La Colonna, Tivoli --Page 16: Italy: Rome, Labicum, Lake of Regillus, Porta Maggiore --Page 22: Italy: Palace of Caligula, Baths of Caracalla, Tabularium --Page 24: Italy: Church of Santi Giovanni and Paolo, Arch of Dolabella, Church of Santo Stefano Rotondo --Page 28: Italy: Valley of the Tiber, Monterosi, Castellana --Page 29: Italy: Oriolo (Romano), the Apennine Mountains, Terni --Page 31: Italy: Florence --Page 32: Italy: Perugia, the Falls of the Velino (Cascata delle Marmore), Papigno --Page 34: Italy: Rieti, Spoleto, Plains of Foligno --Page 36: Italy: La Vene --Page 38: Italy: Bologna, Plain of Lombardy --Page 40: Italy: Parma --Page 42: Italy: Placentia (Piacenza) --Page 45: Italy: Pavia, Milan --Page 47: Italy: Milan, Porta Ticinese, the Tomb of Cardinal Borromeo --Page 49: Italy: Como --Page 50: Italy: Lugano Lake --Page 55: Italy: Lake Como, Menaggio --Page 57: Switzerland: Bissone --Page 61: Switzerland: Faido --Page 62: Switzerland: Valley of Ticino, Lake Maggiore, Mount Saint Gotthard --Page 63: Switzerland: Airolo --Page 67: Switzerland: Hospental, Canton of Uri --Page 69: Switzerland: Flüelen, Lake of Lucerne --Page 71: Switzerland: the Devil’s Bridge (Teufelsbrücke) --Page 76: Switzerland: Zofingen, Mount Rigi, Mount Pilatus, Lucerne --Page 79: Switzerland: Lake Sempach, Liesthal (Liestal), Aarburg --Page 81: Switzerland: Basel --Page 82: France: Colmar, Plain of Alsace --Page 84: France: Nancy, Vosges Mountains --Page 87: France: Saint Dizier, Rheims (Reims), Soissons --Page 89: France: Amiens, Flixecourt, Boulogne-sur-Mer --Page 92: England: Dover, London, Hounslow --Page 94: England: Ashford, Laleham --Page 94: List of inns stayed in throughout Europe --Page 95: List of inns stayed in throughout Europe --Page 96: List of inns stayed in throughout Europe --Page 97: England: Laleham, London, Nottinghamshire, Fledborough --Page 98: England: Thorney Moor, Clifton, Nottinghamshire --Page 101: England: Swinethorpe, Lincolnshire --Page 104: England: Wandsford, Tuxford, the River Trent, Nottinghamshire --Page 105: England: Ely, Cambridge --Page 112: England: London, Laleham, Oxford --Page 115: England: Staines, Somerton, Taunton, Wellington --Page 116: England: Lynton, Dulverton, Dunster --Page 118: England: Porlock --Page 122: England: Bridgeswater (Bridgewater), Warminster --Page 125-128: Manuscript notes on works by Thucydides --Page 128-138: Expenses. See the Manuscripts & Archives Research Library's catalogue entry here:
  • Presented to Trinity College Dublin Library in March 1971.
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  • ink
  • wove paper
  • Irish
Aitheantóir Oibiachta Digití
  • MS5103_001
  • 0029642


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