The Diary of a Cotswold Parson (Letters & Diaries)

The Diary of a Cotswold Parson (Letters & Diaries)

by Francis Edward Witts (Author)


"The Diary Of A Cotswold Parson", from 1820 and 1852, reveals the world of the English parson to us and throws new light on a fascinating period of social history. It was just before the railways made travel much faster, yet it is astonishing how well the Reverend F.E. Witts manages 25 miles from his rectory in Upper Slaughter to Gloucester on his horse or in his carriage. Witts was a shrewd observer and notices how the fashionable world behaves as he passes through Cheltenham, and how the building of the town progresses. His work at Gloucester brought him into contact with some interesting historical figures, and the diary enables us to form a more rounded picture of various famous names, such as the inventor of the smallpox vaccine, Dr Edward Jenner, and Bishop Monk.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 192
Edition: New Ed
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Published: 18 Feb 2003

ISBN 10: 0750931752
ISBN 13: 9780750931755

Author Bio
David Verey was a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London, and for 19 years was senior investigator of Historic Buildings.