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A Portion of the Journal Kept by Thomas Raikes, Esq., from 1831–1847
Comprising Reminiscences of Social and Political Life in London and Paris during that Period

Volume 4

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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Travel, Europe

  • Date Published: February 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108045254

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  • Diarist Thomas Raikes (1777–1848) was an Old Etonian whose social world included some of the most influential people of his day. Raikes was no politician – he had an established reputation as a 'dandy' – and he spent much of his time in gentlemen's clubs in London, especially the Carlton and White's. He was ostensibly employed by his father, a merchant and later governor of the Bank of England, and was married with four children. His reputation as a man about town was confirmed by the posthumous publication of these diary extracts, in four volumes from 1856 to 1857; they focus on his time abroad, mostly in Paris. Volume 4 begins in 1840, with Raikes in Paris. He finally returns to England in July 1844, and re-enters London society before setting off for a brief trip to Ireland. The diary ends in 1847.

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    • Date Published: February 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108045254
    • length: 500 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 28 mm
    • weight: 0.63kg
    • contains: 1 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Paris, 31st January, 1840–Paris, 22nd April, 1847

  • Author

    Thomas Raikes

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