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W. Kinsey diary, 1817.

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thro' [through] Dijon Capital of Bur-gundy Burgundy, - formerly [Dinio?] } - a handsome & clean town - Tombs of the Dukes of Burgundy in the Cathedral - Two Boulevards, Parc de Colembier Parc de Colombiere - Palais de Conde C1793 the mu- -nicipality - Facade of the Church of St. Michael - & the College -

to Chalons Saint-Marcel-lès-Chalon } Bridge - Hospital & Quay - Saint Marcel once contained the tomb of Abelard & Eloise Heloise - public walks -

to Lyons } by water - [Cochedeau?] - (11." F. Patron: 1.F.") - beau-tiful & romantic views - particularly after passing the Isle de Cambe? - Cathedral - curious clock - Ruins of a Roman theatre, & aqueduct on the Mountain of St. Just - the exterior of la Charite & hotel Dieu - Abbaye St. Fleme - Place de bellecour - Hotel de Ville very handsome - remark Claudius's o-riginal speech on two tablets of brass in its vestibule - The Quays particularly that on the Rhone - Hills from this walk beautiful - public Library - the Junction of the Soane, & Rhone - the diffe-rent apperance of the two streams - distant Alps.

To Cerdon } Its situation - Lake of Nantua - loss of the Rhone near [Avanchy?] - Fort l'Écluse - on the right Mt. Blanc Mont Blanc - on the left Mt Jura Mont Jura - the whole road from Lyons to Geneva is truly beautiful - romantic & scarcely to be equalled -

& to Geneva } Lake - Environs - Setting of the Sun on the distant Alps - Junction of Rhone & Arve - beautiful color of the former river-

[written at angle, upside down:] mo

[written upside down:] [Laubenhein?] 1798 -

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==From Geneva to the valley of Chamouni Chamonix, near the line of the Arve.==

to La Bonneville } In passing to the Valley of Chamouni Chamonix you see a truly interesting country -

to Cluse - } its situation - cascade near Marglans Magland? - those of [Aspunas?], & [Ceddre?]-fall of the Arve near - The entrance into the Valley of Chamouni Chamonix [fine?] - Glacier of Bossons - Glacier of the Valley of Ice - Montenvet Montenvers? - Sea of ice Mer de Glace - route de glace -

to Sallenche Sallanches - } Town of Savoy on the river Arve

to Servez - in the [bas valais ?] } Mt. Blanc Mont Blanc - needles &c &c - From Chamouni Chamonix by le Prieure across the Mts. & by the Col de Balme, to prospect from the Col de Balme

Trient - } Glacier - miserable village surrounded by high mountains - Goitres & Cretins - [leaving?] St. Branchier Sembrancher

to the left? - over the mountains, to

Martigni Martigny - } on the left the beautiful cascade of Pisse Vache Cascade de la Pissevache 200 ft - large & magnificent -

to St. Maurice Saint-Maurice - } Its bridge - }

to Bex - } Its' salt-works

to Aigle - }

to Villeneuve - } at the extremity of the Lake Leman Lac Léman, Lake Geneva -

to Chillon - } Chateau de Chillon - } Clarens

[Written upside-down:] Lausanne

to Vevay Vevey - } In the Canton de Vaud - on the lake de Geneve Lake Geneva - prospect from the upper Ch. yard in the evening - rays of light on Jura Jura Mountains, red & on the Alps yellow - Meilline Meilen? - Jura - &c &c vide la nouvelle Heloise de Rousseau. by - [Calli & lubri?] - or upon [the?] Lake

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to Lausanne } the walk - Cathedral - prospect - Lake &c - the little chapel at Morat Murten?, wh: [which] contained the bones of the of the Duke of Bur -gundy's defeated army, destroyed by the French in 1798 - Cross hence into the road to Bulle, for

Fribourg - } Church of St. [Saint] Nicholas Gothic its spire - celebrated her- mitage one league from the village - 90 ft long - by 20 ft bdth -

to Berne Bern } public walks - that near the Cathedral - distant chain of Alps - Cathedral - Arsenal - Hotel de Ville - hospital & College are handsome - 1650 ft [feet] above the level of the sea -

to Soleure Solothurn } Front of the Cathedral - on the river Aar Aare - romantic road by [Balital?], Langenbruh Langendorf? or Langenbruch? - Waldenburg - Liental - to

Basle Basel? }

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