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Travel journal of Charlotte Lindsay (née North)


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The travel journal contains diaries of two journeys undertaken by Charlotte Lindsay, with her brother Frederick North. The first journey was a tour of Italy in 1815. She records her impressions of the scenery, the towns, sites of historical and artistic interest, the plays and operas attended and the people they socialised with. She also refers to various international events, such as Napoléon's escape from Elba and his advance to Paris; the declaration of war by the King of Naples on the Bourbons and his advance to Rome, and the Congress of Vienna. The second journey was a prolonged stay in Paris, 1817-18. She records the entertainments and social engagements that she attended daily and relates to the Duke of Wellington's own account of the assassination attempt on him.


  • Creation: 1815-1818


0.3 Linear metres (2 physical shelfmarks)

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark, e.g. MS. Eng. c. 7052.]

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MSS. Eng. c. 7052-7053

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 11447


Travel journal of two journeys made by Charlotte Lindsay, with two transcriptions of the same, 1815-18.

Biographical / Historical

Charlotte (1770-1849) was the daughter of Lord North and his wife, Anne. She became Lady in Waiting to Queen Caroline and was intimate with the English royal family. She married Lieutenant-colonel the Hon. John Lindsay, son of James, 5th Earl of Balcarres in April 1800.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given by the National Trust, 2000.

Related Materials

See MS. Eng. misc. d. 226 for a diary of Charlotte Lindsay, written during a tour of the Continent, Aug.-Dec. 1814.

Catalogue of the travel journal of Charlotte Lindsay (nee North), 1815-18
Finding aid prepared by C. Parker
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Repository Details

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Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom