Ref NoMS/174a
TitleTour of Lakes - John Timothy Swainson
AdminHistoryJohn Timothy Swainson (1756 - 1824) was one of the original 7 members of the Linnean Society when it was founded in 1788.

He was born on 15 September 1756, the son of John Timothy Swainson I and Betty Swainson. His family originated in Lancashire, and both he and his father held high posts in Her Majesty's Customs, with John Timothy Swainson becoming Collector at Liverpool. He was married 3 times and had 5 children: Isaac Gabriel Swainson; George Loton Swainson; Charles Litchfield Swainson; John Timothy Swainson and William John Swainson, FRS, FLS. He died on 23 September 1824 in Liverpool.
DescriptionAccount by John Timothy Swainson of a trip from London to the Lake District, from 17 July - 27 August 1799, entitled 'Sketch of a Tour from London to the Lakes made in the Summer of the year 1799' including names of places visited, as well as details of landmarks, people, local customs, buildings, and scenery encountered along the way. Includes an ink drawing of a stick figure at the start of the volume and a table of miles travelled at the back. Places mentioned include: - Barnet - St. Alban's - Redbourne - Dunstable - Wooburn - Newport Pagnell - Northampton - Wellford - Leicester - Mount Sorrel - Loughborough - Derby - Ashborne - Newhaven - Buxton - Disley Deyne - Stockport - Manchester - Rochedale [Rochdale] - Littleborough - Blackstone Edge - Ripponden - Halifax - Keighley - Skipton - Settle - Ingleborough - Ingleton - Kirkby Lonsdale - Kendal - Lake of Windermere - Bowness - Great Island - Windermere - Calgarth - Ambleside (and Stockgill-force) - Rydal Hall - Keswick - Skiddaw - Castle Crag - Derwentwater - Bassenthwaite Water - Penrith - Ulleswater [Ullswater] - Dunmallet - Kirkston Fells - Elter Water - Coniston Fells
Date1799
LevelFile
Extent1 bound volume (103 ff.)
LanguageEnglish
Related MaterialMS/174b
CopiesTypescript copy (MS/174b)
AcquisitionPresented to the Linnean Society by Dr J.C. Willis on 2 October 1948.
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