A Portion of the Journal Kept by Thomas Raikes, Esq., from 1831-1847: Volume 4

A Portion of the Journal Kept by Thomas Raikes, Esq., from 1831-1847: Volume 4 : Comprising Reminiscences of Social and Political Life in London and Paris during that Period

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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 4 begins in 1840, with Raikes in Paris. He finally returns to England in July 1844, and re-enters London society before setting off for a brief trip to Ireland. The diary ends in 1847.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1 b/w illus.
  • 1139177494
  • 9781139177498

Table of contents

Paris, 31st January, 1840-Paris, 22nd April, 1847; Index.show more