Manuscript travel journal.

Harper (Mary, Mrs Ernest Stewart Roberts)

Manuscript travel journal.

Description: written predominantly in black ink with some use of pencil in final passages, pp. [81 + blanks], crown 8vo, original Swiss notebook of quarter black cloth and matching boards, some minor wear, ownership inscription of 'Mary Harper, July 4th 1885, Lucerne' to front pastedown, good

Publication Details: 1885

Notes: Mary Roberts, née Mary Harper, was the wife of eminent Cambridge academic Ernest Stewart Roberts, Master at Gonville and Caius College (and subsequently Vice-Chancellor of the University); her father was Hugo Daniel Harper, who built up Sherborne School in his time as Headmaster, and then became Principal of his alma mater Jesus College, Oxford. This, her diary for the second half of 1885, describes in its latter part life in Oxford as the daughter of a prominent academic, but is in the main an account of a family holiday in the Swiss Alps. In her published memoir, Sherborne, Oxford and Cambr...more

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Price: £2,000

Subject: Travel & Topography

Published Date: 1885

Stock Number: 65601

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