William Frankland journal
Journal used by William Frankland, who trained as a lawyer and served as Attorney-general in the Isle of Man and as private secretary to the secretary of state for home affairs in England. Topics covered in the journal include Frankland's attorney-general work, both in the Isle of Man and in London; continental travels, including in Belgium, Germany, and France; and his illness while in Cheltenham and Malvern, England.
- Creation: August 30, 1813 - December 6, 1815
- Frankland, William, 1761-1816 (Person)
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1 volume : Binding: Tall, thin sheets, bound at top. Material: Paper. ; Volume is approximately 14x18 cm.
Language of Materials
Scope and Contents
After May 23, 1815 written in pencil, often over erasures. Some may be clarified or written by another hand--see note on July 27, 1815.
Topics covered in the journal, by date, include:
- Isle of Man: official & social business; sightseeing, August 30, 1813-January 31, 1814
- Lake Country & Yorkshire: Sightseeing
- London: Official & social business; resigns, February 22, 1814-August 8, 1814
- Continent: Sightseeing (Belgium, Rhine, France), August 12, 1814-October 20, 1814
- Dijon: Social business; illness; flees Napoleon Bonaparte, October 21, 1814-March 13, 1815
- London: Social business; illness, March 28, 1815-May 16, 1815
- Cheltenham: Illness, May 20, 1815-September 21, 1815
- Malvern: Illness, September 21, 1815-December 6, 1816
On pastedown: Edw. J. O'Brien, 1922, Cambridge
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Guide to the William Frankland Collection
- William Frankland journal
- Finding aid prepared by alh, 1963; revised by ksc, 2006. Finding aid encoded by skt, 2006.
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- Preferred citation
William Frankland journal, Department of Special Collections, MS A29, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas