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Author:

 

edited by Dr. Jeremy Black


Report:

 

14


Page:

 

43


Year:

 

1987


Subject Matter:

 

Travellers



Excerpt:

 

Travel accounts of Portugal in the eighteenth century are rare. So also are travel accounts in private hands that have not been noticed previously. The Creed papers, currently in the possession of Mrs. Margaret Partridge, by whose gracious position the following account can be published, are of great value because they fall into both categories. The travel journal of Richard Creed is of considerable interest for three reasons. First, he travelled in a period when tourism was poorly developed and when few travelled due to the fear of war. His tour is therefore of greater intrinsic importance than those of travellers later in the century. Secondly, his journal has been hitherto unknown. There is no reference to it in the existing literature. It is not listed in the National Registry of Archievs. Thirdly, Creed did not simply visit Lisbon. 

 

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