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Norfolk Record Society Est.1930

Patron: His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester, KG, GCVO

Edited By: D. Cubitt, A. L. Mackley and R. G. Wilson

2003, 330pp

ISBN: 0953829855

This volume is available to purchase (PDF).

John Patteson was a leading worsted manufacturer in Norwich who undertook a twenty months tour of Germany and Italy, half for business, half for pleasure. The eighty-one letters were written chiefly by Patteson and his anxious mother in Norwich. They are an important addition to the literature of the Grand Tour, especially since Patteson undertook a six weeks tour of Sicily and Malta with (Sir) John Soane and others.

The Great Tour of John Patteson, 1778-1779