A Portion of the Journal Kept by Thomas Raikes, Esq., from 1831–1847

Comprising Reminiscences of Social and Political Life in London and Paris during that Period Volume 2

A Portion of the Journal Kept by Thomas Raikes, Esq., from 1831–1847

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 2 covers the period from 1835 to mid-1836, and begins with Raikes in Paris awaiting news of the British elections, while meeting and observing diplomats, politicians and socialites from France and elsewhere in Europe.

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A Portion of the Journal Kept by Thomas Raikes, Esq., from 1831–1847 Volume 1

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