‘He States That This is the Most Lovely Building He Has Ever Had the Pleasure of Seeing . . . ’ The Travel Writing and Collecting of Frederick Horniman

Journal article


Nutting, R. 2021. ‘He States That This is the Most Lovely Building He Has Ever Had the Pleasure of Seeing . . . ’ The Travel Writing and Collecting of Frederick Horniman. Journeys: The International Journal of Travel and Travel Writing. 22 (2), pp. 1-20. https://doi.org/10.3167/jys.2021.220201
AuthorsNutting, R.
Abstract

The travel journal, collecting, and exhibition of objects by museum founder, tea merchant and Member of Parliament Frederick Horniman (1835–1906) in the late nineteenth century demonstrate how material objects exemplify travel writing. Through an examination of objects he collected and later interpreted at the Horniman Free Museum, this article presents a case study of how collecting activities mirror and serve as a form of travel writing. This article presents a new model for understanding, beyond the written word, how travelers can capture the experience of a foreign expedition through the collecting and interpretation of objects.

Keywordsmuseum; museum collecting; nineteenth century; travel writing; Frederick Horniman; India
Year2021
JournalJourneys: The International Journal of Travel and Travel Writing
Journal citation22 (2), pp. 1-20
PublisherBerghahn Books
ISSN1752-2358
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.3167/jys.2021.220201
Web address (URL)https://www.berghahnjournals.com/view/journals/journeys/journeys-overview.xml
Publisher's version
Output statusPublished
Publication dates
Online01 Dec 2021
Publication process dates
Deposited04 Aug 2022
Permalink -

https://repository.derby.ac.uk/item/9808w/-he-states-that-this-is-the-most-lovely-building-he-has-ever-had-the-pleasure-of-seeing-the-travel-writing-and-collecting-of-frederick-horniman

Download files


Publisher's version
  • 21
    total views
  • 13
    total downloads
  • 0
    views this month
  • 0
    downloads this month

Export as

Related outputs

“Impressive Miniature Scenes Full of Life and Humour”: The Interpretation of Netsuke at the Museum Folkwang 2010 to 2021
Nutting, R. 2023. “Impressive Miniature Scenes Full of Life and Humour”: The Interpretation of Netsuke at the Museum Folkwang 2010 to 2021. Collections: A Journal for Museum and Archives Professionals. 19 (1). https://doi.org/10.1177/15501906231159034
'I visited the natural history museum, which is very good, and also the mining museum...' Frederick Horniman and his reviews of museum practices at the end of the nineteenth century
Nutting, R. 2022. 'I visited the natural history museum, which is very good, and also the mining museum...' Frederick Horniman and his reviews of museum practices at the end of the nineteenth century. in: Turistas, visitantes, seguidores. El público de los museos entre los siglos XIX y XXI: perspectivas de futuro. Actas del IV Congreso Internacional celebrado el 17 de mayo de 2021. Ministerio de Cultura y Deporte, Museo Cerralbo. Madrid pp. 40-51
Colonial Collecting and Representation
Nutting, R. 2021. Colonial Collecting and Representation.
'All Will be Amply Labelled…' The Educational Policies and Practices of the Horniman Free Museum
Nutting, R. 2021. 'All Will be Amply Labelled…' The Educational Policies and Practices of the Horniman Free Museum. Museum and Society. 19 (3), pp. 317-329. https://doi.org/10.29311/mas.v19i3.3170
The Origin of the School of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester
Nutting, R. and Morris. J. 2016. The Origin of the School of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester. Museologica Brunensia. 5 (1), pp. 62-67. https://doi.org/10.5817/MuB2016-1-6