Journals of John Byng
Journals of tours in England by John Byng, illustrated with prints, maps, and his own sketches.
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Eng. misc. d. 215].
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Full range of shelfmarks:
MSS. Eng. misc. d. 215-217, d. 237, d. 516-519
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 9068
Biographical / Historical
John Byng, 5th Viscount Torrington (1743-1813) was a diarist. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.
Other Finding Aids
M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. I, nos. 45210-17.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The journals were bought by the Library, 1930, 1933 and 1960.
The journals were published as The Torrington diaries, ed. C.B. Andrews (4 vols., London, 1934-1938).
- Journals of John Byng
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