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Diary and commonplace book of Wallis Dunn of York, tea-dealer

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MS. Eng. c. 4781

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(pp. 188-366) are blank. The diary is kept intermittently, and comprises mainly brief descriptions of tours in the north of England, including regular visits to Swaledale and Teesdale. There are various notes on business and property matters, and on religion and local history, including:
  1. (pp. 36-7) a description of the interior of Raby Castle, County Durham, 1810
  2. (pp. 95-6, 100-1) schedules of fixtures and fittings of Dunn's houses in Micklegate and Ousegate, York, 1812
  3. (p. 159) a schedule of deeds relating to Dunn family properties, 1735-1817
  4. (pp. 169-75) brief descriptions of industrial enterprises in the West Riding and Lancashire and of the poor in Manchester and Rochdale, 1819
  5. (p. 180) copy of the will of John Dunn of Scruton, North Riding of Yorkshire, father of Wallis Dunn, d. 1819

Dates

  • 1809-1821

Extent

370.0 pages

Language of Materials

English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. c. 4781, fols. 1-2].
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Shelfmark:

MS. Eng. c. 4781

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 9879

Overview

Diary and commonplace book of Wallis Dunn of York, tea-dealer

Biographical / Historical

Wallis Dunn (fl 1809-1821) was a tea dealer of York.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought, D. P. White, cat. 56, 457 (1993)

Physical Facet

Binding: blind-ruled vellum
Title
Diary and commonplace book of Wallis Dunn of York, tea-dealer
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2018
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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