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‘Account of our Family Tour to Oxford in 1796’ by George Strahan, rector of Islington

 Single Item
MS. Don f. 31
Held at the Weston Library

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Comprises:
  1. (fols. 1-11) a diary of the tour from Islington to Oxford and back, 17-26 Jul 1796
  2. (fols. 25v-22 rev.) accounts of expenditure on the tour

Dates

  • 1796

Extent

25 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Don f. 31, fols. 1-2]
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Shelfmark:

MS. Don f. 31

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 20967

Abstract

‘Account of our Family Tour to Oxford in 1796’ by George Strahan, rector of Islington

Biographical / Historical

George Strahan (1744-1824) was the second son of the printer and publisher William Strahan. He was a graduate of University College, Oxford and became rector of St. Mary's, Islington in 1773. He was a friend of Samuel Johnson, whose dictionary his father had published. For further details see the entry for his father in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Sotheby’s 3 Mar 1980, lot 51; given to the library through the Friends of the Bodleian, 1980.

Physical Facet

contemporary calf, original back cover missing, replaced with another of different tooling
Title
‘Account of our Family Tour to Oxford in 1796’ by George Strahan, rector of Islington
Status
Published
Date
EAD version 2021
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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