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From the Beinecke Library, the Paul Mellon Centre, the Chaney Library, the British Library and other sources

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Online-Service mit Zugang zu Quellenmaterialien zur sog. "Grand Tour" von der Mitte des 16. Jahrhunderts bis zur Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts. Die "Grand Tour" war die Bezeichnung für eine seit der Renaissance obligatorische Reise der Söhne des europäischen Adels, später auch des gehobenen Bürgertums durch Mitteleuropa, Italien, Spanien und auch ins Heilige Land, wobei in weiterem Sinne auch Bildungsreisen erwachsener Angehöriger der genannten Stände darunter fallen. Insbesondere in England fand die "Grand Tour" im 18. Jahrhundert ihren reichen literarischen Niederschlag. Die Sammlung beinhaltet eine Vielzahl von handschriftlichen Reiseaufzeichnungen, veröffentlichten Reiseberichten, Tagebuchaufzeichnungen, Reiseführern und Briefen im Volltext- und/oder Faksimileformat sowie Gemälde, Zeichnungen, Skizzen und Karten. Vertreten sind neben einer Vielzahl von unbekannten oder wenig bekannten Autorinnen und Autoren zahlreiche Schriftsteller, Künstler, Politiker, Diplomaten und Wissenschaftler, deren Aufzeichnungen einen Einblick in ein vielfältiges Spektrum von Themen wie Transport- und Verkehrsmittel, Geld, Nachrichtenwesen, Essen und Trinken, Gesundheit und Körperlichkeit vermitteln. Die Quellenmaterialien wurden u.a. ausgewählt aus den Beständen der Beinecke Library, des Paul Mellon Centre, der Chaney Library und der British Library.

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Adam Matthew Digital

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106548

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The Grand Tour, c1550-1850, was a rite-of-passage for many aristocratic and wealthy young men of the eighteenth century: a phenomenon which shaped the creative and intellectual sensibilities of some of the eighteenth century's greatest artists, writers and thinkers.

This collection of manuscript, visual and printed works allows scholars to explore this phenomenon from every angle. We include letters; diaries and journals; account books; printed guidebooks; published travel writing; paintings and sketches; architectural drawings and maps. Many sources are from private or neglected archives.

This is a wonderful source of information about daily life in the eighteenth century, highlighting such everyday issues as transportation, money, communications, food and drink, health and sex.

The material covers European political and religious life, British diplomacy; life at court, and social customs on the Continent, material culture, taste and collecting.

There is also a wealth of detail about cities such as Paris, Geneva, Venice, Rome, Florence and Naples, that will excite both urban and architectural historians.

Manuscripts by Sir William Hamilton, Sir Thomas Hoby, Richard Lassels, Sir Philip Sidney, John Evelyn, Charles Burney and Joseph Spence and many others.

- Much on female travellers, such as Lady Hester Stanhope and Elizabeth Craven.

- Rare travel accounts, guide books, histories and accounts of religious and political life.

- Visual material is also great strength, with paintings and sketches of Italy and the Continent, as well as portraits of Grand Tourists, by artists including Turner, Batoni, Wilson, Rowlandson and Wright of Derby.

- Hundreds of original photos linked to maps of the Grand Tour.

- Rich biographical details from the Brinsley Ford Archive.

- Sources from British, American and Italian libraries and museums.

Nature of the Material:

This collection of manuscript, visual and printed works allows scholars to compare a range of sources on the history of travel for the first time, including many from private or neglected collections. Printed texts have been double-keyed enabling full text-search; manuscript items have been indexed. A good number of images are in full colour, including all paintings.

We include:

- Letters

- Diaries and journals

- Account books

- Printed guidebooks

- Published travel writing

- Paintings and sketches

- Architectural drawings

- Maps

Scope of the Collection:

The Grand Tour was a rite-of-passage for many aristocratic and wealthy young men of the eighteenth century: a phenomenon which shaped the creative and intellectual sensibilities of some of the eighteenth century's greatest artists, writers and thinkers. These accounts of the English abroad, c1550-1850, highlight the influence of continental travel on British art, architecture, urban planning, literature and philosophy.

The Grand Tour is a wonderful source of information about daily life in the eighteenth century, highlighting such everyday issues as transportation, money, communications, food and drink, health and sex.

The material also covers European political and religious life, British diplomacy; life at court, and social customs on the Continent, and is an invaluable resource for the study of Europe's urban spaces.

There is a wealth of detail about cities such as Paris, Rome, Florence and Geneva, including written accounts and visual representations of street life, architecture and urban planning.

Primary Materials

Manuscripts of many prominent figures, including Sir William Hamilton, Sir Thomas Hoby, Richard Lassels, Sir Philip Sidney, John Evelyn, Charles Burney and Joseph Spence are featured. We also include a good number of accounts from female travellers, including Lady Hester Stanhope and Elizabeth Craven.

We include many rare and essential printed sources, including travel accounts, guide books, histories and accounts of religious and political life. Authors include Henry Swinburne, Mariana Starke, J. Fenimore Cooper, Tobias Smollett and Henry Matthews.

Visual material is a great strength of the resource, and we include a large number of paintings and sketches of Italy and the Continent, as well as portraits of Grand Tourists, by artists including: JMW Turner, Pompeo Batoni, Richard Wilson, William Pars, Thomas Rowlandson and Joseph Wright of Derby.

Secondary Sources

These primary materials are supplemented by excellent secondary sources to aid students with research:

A searchable, full-text version of John Ingamell's landmark Dictionary of British and Irish Travellers in Italy, 1701-1800. This remarkable work identifies over 6000 individual Grand Tourists, providing biographies and details of their tours. It also functions as a database of Grand Tour manuscripts not included in the resource.

A selection of digitised source material from the Brinsley Ford Archive at the Paul Mellon Centre, London. This incomparable research collection contains the notes, clippings and research gathered by Sir Brinsley Ford, from which John Ingamells compiled the Dictionary of British and Irish Travellers in Italy, 1701-1800.

An indexed collection of hundreds of quality, modern photographs of Italy, providing a detailed visual source of all the historical sites, palaces and streets visited by tourists, to accompany the written accounts.

Exclusive essays by leading scholars from Art History, History, and Urban Studies perspectives, contextualising the Grand Tour and interpreting sources.

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