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Small Collections Box 15

Given by Lady C. Matheson

TS copy of a diary kept by Harriet Lyall on a journey from Calcutta to Egypt and to Athens, 18 November 1841-March 1842. Describes life on board, visit to Aden and down the Red Sea to Egypt, the journey overland to the Nile and then by boat to Cairo which they reached on 16 February; details of visits to Thebes Karak etc.; sightseeing in Cairo until 26 February, then to Alexandria; leave for on 7 March where they are quarantined for fourteen days, then to Athens; last entry 31 March 1842.

(Harriet Lyall is the grandmother of Lady Matheson who possesses the original of the diary. This copy was a copy of the TS copy sent by Lady Matheson.)