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Diary of J. Barrow


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An illustrated personal diary or 'Log Book' kept at Monte Rosa Villa, Kingham, near Chipping Norton in Oxfordshire, and at 17 Hanover Terrace, Regent's Park, London, by Lieutenant Colonel John Barrow, including also his visits to various parts of England and the Continent. The period covered is from August 1864 to November 1898. The illustrations consist of photographs and engravings, and there are also a very large number of cuttings from the Times and other papers illustrative of current public subjects or events (especially Arctic exploration, volunteers, Alpine climbing, the Ulverston district, and the English Lakes), as well as Christmas cards, valentines, and scraps of all kinds, including some letters.

Dimensions: 9 1/2-10 3/4 × 7 3/4-8 3/4 in.


  • Creation: 1860-1898


3.20 Linear metres (64 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Eng. hist. d. 18, fols. 1-2].

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MSS. Eng. hist. d. 18-81

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 12782


An illustrated personal diary or 'Log Book' kept at Monte Rosa Villa, Kingham, near Chipping Norton in Oxfordshire of J. Barrow

Biographical / Historical

Lieutenant Colonel John Barrow (1808-1898), son of Sir John Barrow.

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. VI, nos. 32610-32673.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bequeathed to the Bodleian by col. Barrow (b. June 28, 1808), who died Dec. 9, 1898. Almost every volume bears his bookplate, see description of MS. Eng. hist. d. 19.

Diary of J. Barrow
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Repository Details

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom