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 - Cambridge Library Collection - Travel, Europe (Paperback)
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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 - Cambridge Library Collection - Travel, Europe (Paperback)

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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 2 covers the period from 1835 to mid-1836, and begins with Raikes in Paris awaiting news of the British elections, while meeting and observing diplomats, politicians and socialites from France and elsewhere in Europe.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781108045230
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 510 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 23 mm

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