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Travel Journal of Edward Hawke Locker, 1798, on tour around the UK with his father William Locker containing some of his first watercolour sketches.


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Biographical details Educated at Eton, Edward Hawke Locker entered the civil side of the Navy and in 1804 became secretary to Sir Edward Pellew (later Viscount Exmouth) a post he retained until 1814. In 1819 he became secretary of Greenwich Hospital and civil commissioner in 1829, a post he held until his retirement in 1843. Locker ws a major reformer of Hospital affairs, and a significant establishment figure with many friends in artistic and literary circles including Robert Southey, Sir Walter Scott and Sir Thomas Lawrence.
Description Travel Journal of Edward Hawke Locker, on a Picturesque Tour around the UK with his father William Locker (Lieutenant Governor of Greenwich Hospital 1793-1800) from Windsor via Winchester, Bath, Cardiff, Swansea and back. The tour took two months and the journal records acquaintances met such as Lord Lewisham and Nicholas Vansittart, localities visited, routes and distances covered adding up to 1025 miles, plus watercolours showing his emerging style as a watercolorist. The first page is addressed to the readers of the volume.
Date made 1798-08-06 - 1798-10-06

Finding Reference JOD/334
Catalogue section Manuscript volumes acquired singly by the Museum
Creator Edward Hawke Locker
Place made United Kingdom
Materials paper;
Extent 1 volume
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