Two things which could be done to encourage members to look on here
1. Move the board up so it is immediately below the Family History Research one
2. Members post a thread on the Family History Research board to alert other members to a new thread and linking to this board.
I know I have not been looking here as often as I might just because I am in the habit of looking at the other one and the Sensitive Research Board.
As there doesn't seem to be any interest from potential family members of the Whittall's, I have offered the journal to Westminster Archives who have accepted my offer for their records so at least it will be available to researchers in the future.
Thanks for your efforts at finding it a home.
That's a good idea and this thread will always come up if someone searches on the name for their research.
Researching: BENNETT (Leics/Birmingham-ish) - incl. Leonard BENNETT in Detroit & Florida ; WARR/WOR, STRATFORD & GARDNER/GARNAR (Oxon); CHRISTMAS, RUSSELL, PAFOOT/PAFFORD (Hants); BIGWOOD, HAYLER/HAILOR (Sussex); LANCASTER (Beds, Berks, Wilts) - plus - COCKS (Spitalfields, Liverpool, Plymouth); RUSE/ROWSE, TREMEER, WADLIN(G)/WADLETON (Devonport, E Cornwall); GOULD (S Devon); CHAPMAN, HALL/HOLE, HORN (N Devon); BARRON, SCANTLEBURY (Mevagissey)...
The journal and a book belonging to Arthur's father George Whittall have been deposited in City of Westminster Archives Centre, 10 Ann's St, London www.westminster.gov.uk/archives . Ref no: Acc 2707 in case anyone wants to see it.
Thanks for all your help with looking into it.