An illustrated manuscript journal, [1837x1838] (watermark 1836), by the artist George Nicholson of Liverpool, of a tour of Snowdonia on 5-18 August 1837, including nine pen and ink drawings by Nicholson, together with two watercolour paintings, apparently by his sister Isabella.
Nicholson and his two friends Edward [Priestley] and Mary Ann arrive at Bangor by ship [from Liverpool] on 5 August (f. 2). Their itinerary includes Caernarfon (f. 3), Beddgelert and Pont Aberglaslyn (f. 3 verso), Tanybwlch, Maentwrog (ff. 5-7 verso) and Ffestiniog (f. 6 recto-verso). They then return to Beddgelert for a week (ff. 8-17), before travelling via Capel Curig (ff. 17 verso-18) to Bangor (f. 18 verso) for the passage home (ff. 18 verso, 20). The group also climb Snowdon (ff. 9-10 verso). The pen and ink drawings comprise 'Llyn Colwyn' [i.e. Llyn Cwellyn?] (f. 3 verso), 'Pont Aberglasllyn [sic]' (f. 4), 'Tan-y-Bwlch Inn' [i.e. the Oakeley Arms] (f. 6), 'From the window of the Oakley [sic] Arms, Tan-y-Bwlch' (f. 7), 'Ciliart's [i.e. Gelert's] Tomb' (f. 12), 'Goat Inn' (f. 14), 'Plas Colwyn' (f. 16), and 'Trifain [i.e. Tryfan] – Foel Goch – Benglog' (f. 19). The watercolour paintings, both of which are labelled 'I. N. fecit', depict two dragonflies on heather (f. 8) and two butterflies on harebell (f. 13). Also included are copies of verses taken from visitors' books and albums during the journey (ff. 6, 7 recto-verso, 18).