David Hoffman diary, 1833-1834

Hoffman, David, 1784-1854


.21 linear foot (1 volume).
Diary kept while traveling in England and on the Continent, May 1, 1833 to October 2, 1834, during which time he attended to legal business and represented a land agency -- It records their expenses from the time of their arrival at Liverpool on May 23; trip to Chester and Eaton Hall; their six weeks at London, where they were entertained by friends, received at Court; Mr. Hoffman's introduction to the King's Bench; sightseeing trips; attendance at the opera, concerts, and theatre; friendship with Lady Wellesley, the former Miss Caton of Baltimore; attendance at meeting of the Association of British and Foreign Philosophers and the Grand Musical Festival at Cambridge University; prosecution of claims of Mrs. Francis Newman vs. Rogers; Mr. Pinckney and the Leigh estate claim; tour from Oxford to the Isle of Wight and return to London; comments on the Church in England and the manners and mendacity of the English people; a month's stay at Paris before meeting their son, Frederick, and daughter, Anne, on their arrival at Liverpool from Baltimore; illness of the son whom Mrs. Hoffman took to France; Mr. Hoffman's detention in England on legal business; his visit to York Cathedral; association with Henry Evelyn Pierrepont at London; compromise in case of Newman vs. Rogers; reunion with family, December 9, at Lyons where his son died; trip to Rome via Cannes, Nice, Genoa and Florence; sightseeing at Rome and Naples during April 1834; interview with the Pope; return to Paris on July 22 via Switzerland, western Germany and Belgium; arrival on August 11 at London where revisits the status of Mrs. Newman's claim; and sightseeing in London until October when they sailed for home. Appended are a list of books; memoranda of purchases; an estimate of monthly expenses at Rome; list of places and sights in England; inventory of contents of packing cases; and miscellaneous memoranda.
David Hoffman (1784-1854) was a lawyer in Baltimore, MD, and a professor of law at the University of Maryland.
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