File Name Wilberforce1983
Call Number DA 670 L1 W54 1983
Title Journey to the Lake District From Cambridge, 1779: A Summer Diary. A diary written by William Wilberforce, Undergraduate of St. John's College, Cambridge. Edited by his great-great-grandson C. E. [Cuthbert Edward] Wrangham with a foreword by The Earl of Birkenhead [Robin Furneaux Birkenhead].
Short Title Journey to the Lake District from Cambridge
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Imprint England: Oriel Press Limited at Stocksfield, Northumberland, 1983. Printed and bound by Knight & Forster, Leeds, 1983.
Edition 1
Publication Date 1983
Pages 96
SFU Catalogue Original Bibliography 96 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
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Journey to the Lake District tells the story of William Wilberforce’s first trip to the English Lakes, and will be of interest to anyone studying the UK abolitionist. The quality of the writing is inconsistent (Wilberforce wrote the diary as an undergraduate), but it offers valuable biographical information and a point of comparison for his later work. Indeed, the editor of the volume frames the diary as the youthful reflections of an important man. Wilberforce would take many subsequent trips to the Lake District, but this one is notable as it precedes his religious conversion. The diary entries are accompanied by prints and paintings showing the areas and estates Wilberforce visits. The SFU LDC copy is in good condition.

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Map Count 4
Illustrations Black and White Only
Photographs Black and White Only
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Binding Colour Bright yellow
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