A short account of a visit to Paris made in 1821.

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Roberts, William, Dr. A short account of a visit to Paris made in 1821.

A short account of a visit to Paris made in 1821.

A diary kept by Dr. Roberts of his trip to Paris made in September and October 1821. He traveled with his wife and several friends. The party left Dover on Sept 13 and returned there on October 8, entering and leaving France through Calais. Although they did a little sightseeing between Calais and Paris, most of their time was spent in Paris and environs. They visited the principle landmarks, including the Louvre, the Palace of the Tuileries, the Cemetery of Pere Lachaise, Notre Dame, Marche des Innocens, Place Vendome, the Pantheon, the Gobelin tapestry factory, St. Cloud, Montmatre, Denon's private museum, Malmaison, the public abattoirs, and Versailles, among other places. Much comment is made about the history of the sites, especially the importance during the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars. The party stayed at the Hotel de Maurice, overlooking the Gardens of the Tuileries. Little comment is made about food or shopping. At the end of the diary are general observations about prices, accommodations, and the French people. The diary is illustrated with several drawings (a boot, a pillar, a cow), and engravings of many of the places visited. These were probably the prints purchased on October 3. Three slips of paper laid inside the front cover contain addenda to some of the entries.

1 v. (ca.200 p.) : ill. ; 21 cm.

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Roberts, W. P. (William Prowting), 1806-1871

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Nothing is known about Dr. William Roberts. His wife M. Roberts gave the diary to her sister, C.C. Hossloy(?) on October 9, 1855. From the description of A short account of a visit to Paris made in 1821. (Winterthur Library). WorldCat record id: 261233436 ...

Denon, Vivant, 1747-1825

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French painter, writer, and director of the Louvre under Napoleon I. From the description of Letter, n.d. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81665935 French artist and diplomat. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Paris, to "Monsieur le Marichal.", 1805 Apr. 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270858930 French painter. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Paris, to le Grand Maître de l'Université, 1808 Sept. 19. (Unkno...