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Correspondence and papers of Giles Barber relating to research for a bibliography of English-language guide books to Europe up to 1870, 1972-2008 and n.d. [c.1970-2008]

MS. 9101/76

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  1. 'English Language Guidebooks to the Continent of Europe before 1870', manuscript notes, arranged alphabetically by author, n.d. [c.1970-1990]
  2. correspondence and notes relating to guides and handbooks, including notes for a bibliography of guides, 1972-2000 and n.d. [c.1980-1990]
  3. 'The Gentleman’s Guide', correspondence, notes and images relating to The Gentleman’s Guide in his Tour through France (1766), 1972-2000 and n.d. [c. 2000]
  4. notes on 'English Travel Guides', n.d. [c.1995]
  5. offprint of 'The English-language guide book to Europe up to 1870' by Barber, [published in R. Myers and M. Harris eds., Journeys through the market, travel, travellers and the booktrade (Folkestone: 1999)]
  6. offprint of 'Philip Playstowe’s Gentleman’s guide in his tour through France' by Barber, published in J. Renwick ed., L’Invitation au voyage, studies in honour of Peter France (Oxford: Voltaire Foundation, 2000)
  7. typescript, ‘English Language Guides to Europe, Exploring Europe, the bibliography of English tourism to 1780’ by Barber, a checklist of English language guidebook to continental Europe, and related papers, 2008 and n.d. [c.2008]


  • 1972-2008 and n.d. [c.1970-2008]


1 box (7 folders)

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. 9101/76

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