Ref NoRBF/5/9
TitleTravelling in Italy: Journey to Italy and Grand Tour
DescriptionIncludes research material and correspondence relating to the following:

-journey to Italy
-crossing of the Alps (includes the following publication: Slater, E. (1986). In commemoration of the Bi-centenary of the First Successful Ascent of Mount Blanc, 8th August 1786. Alpine Journal, Vol 91, No 335, pp. 150-159)
-routes in Italy
-numbers of English travellers in Italy
-Grand Tour (includes the following publications:
Sutton, D. (1958). The Grand Tour in Italy. Country Life, 5 June 1958, pp. 1230-1231
Comparato, V.I. (1979). Viaggiatori inglesi in Italia tra sei e settecento: la formatzione di un modello interpretativo. in: Quaderni Storici, No 42, pp. 851-885)

Also includes correspondence between Ford and John Ure, concerning Ure's proposed book on travel in Italy and Ford's proposed book on the Grand Tour, but also mentioning conditions in the Congo (where Ure was working for the Foreign Office) and the crash, on 3 May 1963, of a DC6 Air Afrique plane into Mount Cameroon in which 55 lives were lost. [see images below]

Also includes press cuttings with reviews of the following publications:

-Trease, G. (1967). The Grand Tour. Heinemann.
-Haskell, F. (1968). The Age of the Grand Tour.
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Image CaptionLetter from Brinsley Ford to John Ure, British Ambassador and author, concerning Ford's proposed book on the Grand Tour, 23 April 1963 (2pp).
Letter from John Ure to Brinsley Ford, concerning Ure's proposed book on travel in Italy but also mentioning the crash of an Air Afrique DC-6B into Mount Cameroon, 8 May 1963 (2pp)
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