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Date 1855
date QS:P571,+1855-00-00T00:00:00Z/9
Accession number
British Library HMNTS 10055.f.18.

The following agreement has been entered into between Thomas Tobin and Vincenzo Belluti— Dragoman of Malta :— Clause I.— Vincenzo Belluti to accompany Thomas Tobin and his famdy as guide and interpreter, cook, and general servant, in their Tour up the Nde, through Egypt, across the Long Desert to Mount Sinai, by Nakhel (Sakhel) to Gaza, to Jaffa, to Jerusalem; from thence to Jericho, the Jordan, the Dead Sea, Mar Saba, the Pools of Solomon, Bethlehem, back to Jerusalem;from thence to Nazareth and Tiberias; to Damascus, Palmyra, Baalbec, and by Cedars of Lebanon to Beiroot ;thence toSmyrna, to Constantinople and Turkey, to Greece and the Ionian Isles, to Malta, and to any other places the said Thomas Tobin may Avish to go to. The route to be taken, the time, place, and durationof halts and stoppages, to be entirely under the directionof said Thomas Tebin. Clause II.— The said Vincenzo Belluti is to provide food and lodging— both as good as can be procured— and a sufficient number of camels, horses, and mules ; to travel with the greatest possible despatch ; also water carnage when necessary; tents and bedding, and every thing required for the journey. Clause III.— Vincenzo Belluti is to pay ad expenses of this journey of any kind whatever, and is to provide guards Avhen necessary— all backsheesh or tribute of every kind is to be paid by him; excepting that in the case of said Thomas Tobin and his famdy visitingPalmyra, the Sheikh of thePalmyra Arabs is to be paid by him, the said Thomas Tobin. Clause IV.— It is agreed between the said Thomas Tobin and Vincenzo Belluti that this contract shad remain in force and effect

for four months from this date, provided said Thomas Tobin be satisfied ...

Image extracted from page 018 of Shadows of the East; or, slight sketches of scenery, persons and customs, from observations during a tour in 1853 and 1854, in Egypt, Palestine, Syria, Turkey, and Greece …, by TOBIN, Catherine - Lady. Original held and digitised by the British Library. Copied from Flickr.

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