- Carter, Matthew, b. 1789
- Published / Created
- 1830 January 1 - 1831 July 10.
Autograph manuscript journal documenting Carter's life in the Chilean cities of Conquimbo and Valpariso, as well as his preparations to return to Great Britain in the summer of 1831. Subjects include Carter's dislike of the "dullness and sameness" of life in the two small towns; local events related to the uprising of 1830; social engagements; and the cost of living for a consular official in Chile. The journal also contains lists of servants' wages; Carter's furniture and personal property; and relative prices in Valpariso and Coquimbo.
Binding: original quarter-parchment over blue boards.
Matthew Carter was first appointed British Consul to the Chilean port of Coquimbo in 1825 and held that post until at least 1835.
Ownership inscription by Matthew Carter on recto of front flyleaf; other ownership inscriptions on same page and on front pastedown.
Purchased from Bernard Quaritch, Ltd. on the James Marshall and Marie-Louise Osborn Fund, 2007.
- 1 v. [f. 78] ; 19 cm.
- Extent of Digitization
- Completely digitized
- Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
- Call Number
- Osborn d499
Subjects, Formats, And Genres
- Resource Type
- Archives or Manuscripts
- Subject (Geographic)
Chile--Description and travel.
Chile--Foreign relations--Great Britain.
Coquimbo (Chile)--Description and travel.
Great Britain--Foreign relations--Chile.
Valparaíso (Chile)--Description and travel.
- Subject (Name)
- Carter, Matthew,--b. 1789.
- Subject (Topic)
- Cost and standard of living--Chile.
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- Matthew Carter, Journal. James Marshall and Marie-Louise Osborn Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
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