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Journal of a visit to Portugal and Spain, 25 May-27 July (brief entries, 28 July, 2 Aug.) 3 Aug., 5 Aug.- 9 Sept., 21 Sept.-12 Nov., 18-27 Nov., 10-14, 17-31 Dec. 1787; 1-21 Jan. 1788, n.d.

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MS. Beckford c. 43

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Dates

  • 25 May-27 July (brief entries, 28 July, 2 Aug.) 3 Aug., 5 Aug.- 9 Sept., 21 Sept.-12 Nov., 18-27 Nov., 10-14, 17-31 Dec. 1787; 1-21 Jan. 1788, n.d.

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293 pages

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MS. Beckford c. 43

Related Materials

The missing entries, except for 28 July-2 Aug., are supplied by the fair copy, MS. Beckford d. 5. The manuscript contains many later alterations and (especially pp. 217b, 217e-f and h-j, 218b, 221-2a) some much later additions by Beckford, and includes:
  1. (pp. 1a-d) a copy of a letter in French from Beckford, unaddressed, [Fonthill], 28 Feb. 1785
  2. (p. 90c) part of an aria in Portuguese, surrounded by Beckford's notes for Journal entries
  3. (p. 195) a fragment of a letter from Beckford, n.d.
  4. (pp. 217c-d rev., 218d rev.) letters from the 5th Marqués de Marialva, 1787
  5. (pp. 222e-d rev.) a list in Portuguese of prints in an unidentified volume
The journal was published from this manuscript by Boyd Alexander, The journal of William Beckford in Portugal and Spain 1787-1788 (1954), with reproductions of p. 1d (25 May) and p. 90c (Portuguese aria) at pp. 36 and 140 respectively.

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