Thursday, December 07, 2006

1657 diary found

From the ...

"HIS was an epic traveller's tale, 1,000 handwritten pages recounting a journey that took him from Scotland to England and onwards across Europe.

An early budget traveller, James Fraser was an Episcopalian minister who set off from Scotland in the mid-17th century. His three-year journey from Inverness through Scotland, England, France, Spain, Italy, Belgium and Holland, led to him compiling an extensive travel diary, written with a crow quill, and stretching over three volumes.

Now, almost 350 years since the Rev Fraser first put quill to paper, his diaries have been rediscovered and are set to be published for the first time."

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