The volumes form a valuable and unusual diary of a Grand Tour.

Hall reports an incident and draws what he sees as events are actually happening. He records, for example, the progress of a coasting voyage from Salerno to Amalfi, with fine pencil sketches of the scenery at frequent intervals. He sketches even as he ascends Vesurius or Etna.


Presented by Hall to his sister Frances, 1827; otherwise unknown.

National Library of Scotland

George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH1 1EW
0131 623 3700

Opening times

Please visit the National Library of Scotland website for full opening times.

Back to top