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William Frankland journal

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: MS A29


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


Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.


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:

  1. Isle of Man: official & social business; sightseeing, August 30, 1813-January 31, 1814
  2. Lake Country & Yorkshire: Sightseeing
  3. London: Official & social business; resigns, February 22, 1814-August 8, 1814
  4. Continent: Sightseeing (Belgium, Rhine, France), August 12, 1814-October 20, 1814
  5. Dijon: Social business; illness; flees Napoleon Bonaparte, October 21, 1814-March 13, 1815
  6. London: Social business; illness, March 28, 1815-May 16, 1815
  7. Cheltenham: Illness, May 20, 1815-September 21, 1815
  8. Malvern: Illness, September 21, 1815-December 6, 1816

Physical Location

MS A29

Custodial History

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

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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