Collection of letters by James Cobb describing tours taken to north Wales, Scotland, Paris, north west France and Belgium

Made:
1815-1817
maker:
Cobb, James

Collection of letters by James Cobb, who travelled with his wife. All the letters are addressed to 'Jack' (his brother?), John Cobb, at East India House, London. Volume 1 consists of 10 or 11 letters regarding a trip to north Wales between 3 August and 2 September 1815 and 23 letters regarding a trip to Scotland between 22 June and 13 August 1816. As part of this second trip, Cobb has to give evidence at a trial in Edinburgh. There is also reference to Walter Scott, Clerk of Sessions. The letters often refer to modes of transport, condition of roads etc, but chiefly comment on sites seen and places visited.

Volume 2 consists of 13 letters regarding a trip to Paris, north west France and Belgium between 7 July and 26 August 1817. Inserted are numerous other letters, passes and introductions. It is prefaced by a printed map of the Low Countries showing principal towns and distances between them.

Details

Extent:
2 volumes
Identifier:
MS/0618
Access:
Open Access