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A Sami man in a sleigh (1808)


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Travel diary of John Lee, Sweden, 1808-1809. John Fiott (later Lee) (1783-1866) was a traveller, astronomer and antiquary who attended St John's College as a student. He travelled to Sweden in 1808-1809, during the Napoleonic wars, and made sketches of the people, landscapes and architecture he observed in his diary.

The caption, in French, reads: “a Sami man in his sleigh”. The Sami are a nomadic people living in the north of Scandinavia.

29th Jul 2010

Geography, History

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Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4

travel diary Sweden 19th century Sami

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