(Lucy, sister of Ann Fisher who married Thomas Barnard, banker, of Bedford, daughter of Thomas Fisher, of Cambridge, fl. 1793-1835) [Travel diaries], autograph manuscript, 212pp., slightly browned, pencil notes on pastedowns, original calf-backed boards, rubbed, lower cover loose, spine worn, sm. 4to, 1818-35. Lake District. "Wednesday 18 [June 1820] left Keswic after Breakfast, passed by the Lake of Thirlmere, or Leatheswater in Cumb: near the foot of Helvellyn; & by Grasmere which is very pretty. Got out at Rydal, to see a fine cascade, & a very romantic Cottage, the Garden was cut out of the Rocks. Mrs G - who lived there very politely showed us the finest views about there. Changed H - at Ambleside passed close by the Lake Windermere, the largest in England, went through Bowness, a beautiful village." Coronation of George IV. "1821 The King who looked remarkably well, wore, in going to the Abbey, his rich purple cap with jewels... on his return, he wore his crown of estate, which was one blaze of diamonds... . The Champion [Henry Dymoke 1801-65] came out of the Stable, upon a noble Piebald charger, with the Duke of Wellington, & the Marquis of Anglesea, the champion clad in steel, with the Gauntlet in his hand, ready for the challenge."
***A lively account of numerous journeys across England (London, Brighton, Stonehenge, Widdecombe, Cheltenham, Tewkesbury, Chepstow, Birmingham, the Lake District (Lowther Castle and Rydal) etc.) and Paris..