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Commonplace Book "F", in diary form

RA Collection: Archive

Archive context

Showing item 6 of 8 in this group

Reference code

WA/6

Title

Commonplace Book "F", in diary form

Date

1822-1826

Level

Item

Extent & medium

1 volume, c.290pp.

Previous reference codes

643.F

Content Description

Essentially a discursive journal, perhaps commenced on the basis that Ward found the pocket diary format too constrained. Commences with (yet another) avowal of intent, and an anecdote concerning Opie related to him by Constable. The diary continues with much of Ward's personal activities and details of conversations with James Northcote, Sharpe, Briggs, Willis, Cregan etc. No entries for 1824 to June 1825 when he was in Westmorland.

Physical Characteristics

Rebound at some point in the 20th century.

Associated Material

This volume is refered to frequently in entries within WA/3 and WA/4 as "F".