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Illustrated holiday diary of Mabel Pratt: Wales and England, 1958

MS. Top. gen. c. 126

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Hardback notebook entitled, 'Sketching Journal. 1958'. Subtitled inside, 'Despite the Weather'. Contains written holiday journals accompanied by watercolours and pen-and-ink sketches of old buildings and architectural features, Fols. 99-115 are blank. Comprises:

  1. (fols. 5-18) 'At Appleton', solo cycling and camping trip to Appleton, Oxfordshire, with drawings of buildings in the village, 27-30 May 1958
  2. (fols. 17v-36) 'Housewives' Holiday', cycling and youth-hostelling trip with her daughter, Margaret, to St. David's, Pembrokeshire, Wales, catching the train from Oxford to Haverfordwest, with drawings of St. David's, Aber-Mawr, Pwll Deri, Borth, 13-20 Jun 1958
  3. (fols. 35v-56) 'Farm and Garden Camp', solo cycling and camping trip to Great Tew, Oxfordshire, with drawings of Great Tew, Westcot Barton, Glympton, Wootton near Woodstock, 15-22 Jul 1958
  4. (fols. 57-83r) 'Serene September', solo cycling and camping trip to East Hanney, Berkshire, with drawings of East Hanney, West Hanney, Goosey, Garford, Grove, Lyford and Marcham, 9-18 Sep 1958
  5. (fols. 83v-97) 'Towards the Deluge', solo cycling trip to Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire, staying in lodgings, with drawings of Stanton Harcourt, 27 Sep-2 Oct 1958.


  • Creation: 1958


115 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Top. gen. c. 126

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom