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Joseph and Henrietta Chichester, joint journal of their extended honeymoon tour of Europe

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MS. Eng. misc. e. 1400
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Describes their extended honeymoon tour based at Dijon, Geneva and Nice. Entries include:

  1. (pp. 3-6) journey from London to Dijon via Paris, 1-14 Jan 1827, with (pp. 1-2) humorous title and ‘Argument of 1st Chapter’
  2. (pp. 6-15) sporadic entries during the stay at Dijon, 14 Jan-27 Jun 1827
  3. (pp. 17-41) journey to and stay at Geneva, 27 Jun-8 Nov 1827, with accounts of various Alpine excursions and of (pp. 18-23, in Henrietta’s hand) a visit to Voltaire’s property at Ferney
  4. (pp. 41-49) journey from Geneva through Northern Italy to Nice, 8-20 Nov 1827
  5. (pp. 49-66) sporadic entries covering social life at and small excursions from Nice, 21 Nov 1827-8 Dec 1828, including a long summer holiday at Giandola near Breglio in 1828
  6. (pp. 69-130) account of Joseph’s visit to Italy, including Florence, Rome and Naples, 4 Feb-8 May 1829 [Henrietta and the two babies left behind at Nice]; the visits to Rome coinciding with the funeral of Pope Leo XII and the election of Pius VIII
  7. (pp. 134-163) journey from Nice to London via Switzerland, Germany and Rotterdam, 5 Jul-31 Aug 1829, including (pp. 147-152) a meeting on 9 August with Phillipp Emanuel von Fellenberg at his school near Berne
  8. (pp. 192-183 rev.) various extracts from printed sources
  9. (pp. 183-178 rev.) a detailed report of Commander [Daniel] Roberts’ conversation at Giandola about Shelley and Byron, 13 Sep 1828
  10. (pp. 177-176 rev., in Henrietta's hand) 'Names of the visitors of Nice 1828-9', mostly English, including Roberts.


  • Creation: 1 Jan 1827-31 Aug 1829


192 pages

Language of Materials

  • English

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Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. misc e. 1400, fols. 1-2].

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MS. Eng. misc. e. 1400

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 22271


Joseph and Henrietta Chichester, joint journal of their extended honeymoon tour of Europe

Biographical / Historical

Joseph Chichester (1792-1880) changed his name to Joseph Chamberlain Nagle on inheriting his grandmother's estates in Ireland. He lived at Calverleigh Court, Calverleigh, Devon.

Lady Henrietta Caroline Fellowes (1798-1880) was the daughter of Newton Fellowes, 4th Earl of Portsmouth and his wife Frances. She married Joseph Chichester in 1826 and her married name was Nagle. The couple had two sons.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought from Charles Cox Rare Books of Exeter, 1985.


The Roberts and Fellenberg passages are printed in full by B.C. Barker-Benfield, ‘The honeymoon of Joseph and Henrietta Chichester, with Daniel Roberts’ memories of Byron and Shelley’, Bodleian Library Record, vol. XII no. 2 (April 1986), 118-139.

Physical Facet

Bound in green half-leather with gilt fillet decoration and marbled sides; watermarked Radway and 1823.

Joseph and Henrietta Chichester, joint journal of their extended honeymoon tour of Europe
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