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Author Lee, John, 1783-1866, author
Title A scientific, antiquarian and picturesque tour : John (Fiott) Lee in Ireland, England and Wales, 1806-1807 / edited by Angela Byrne
Imprint Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2018
book jacket
 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  DA625 L478 2018    AVAILABLE    30530001330620
Descript xx, 377 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
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Series Works issued by the Hakluyt Society ; Third series, no. 34
Works issued by the Hakluyt Society ; 3rd ser., no. 34
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
"A Scientific, Antiquarian, and Picturesque Tour: John Lee In England, Wales and Ireland, 1806-7, is a critical edition of the travel diaries and sketchbooks of Dr John Lee FRS (née Fiott, 1783-1866), published for the first time. Shortly after graduating from Cambridge University, Lee set out on a seven-month walking tour through England, Wales, and Ireland on 31 July 1806. His itinerary included most of the key sites on the 'home tour', such as Llangollen, the Lakes of Killarney, and the Wicklow Mountains, but also less- visited sites such as the Blasket Islands, Co. Kerry. Best known later in life as an astronomer, antiquary, Liberal campaigner for women's suffrage, and generous philanthropist, Lee's lifelong interest in mineralogy, antiquities, industry, and popular culture, and his concern for the poor, are evident throughout these early diaries. Most of the content relates to Ireland, where Lee arrived on 29 August 1806 and remained until 6 March 1807. His observations paint a picture of Irish social, cultural, and political life in the aftermath of the 1798 and 1803 rebellions, and the 1801 Act of Union"-- Provided by publisher
Brief biography of John Lee, née Fiott (1783-1866) -- Lee's walking tour of Ireland, England and Wales -- Landscapes of the home tour -- The tour in Ireland -- Lee as a scientific traveller -- Textual introduction -- Tour from London to Holywell in Wales -- Tour from Holywell to Dublin and Fermoy -- Mallow to Bantry -- Bantry to Castlemain -- Killarney to Dublin
Subject Lee, John, 1783-1866 -- Diaries
Lee, John, 1783-1866 -- Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc
Lee, John, 1783-1866 -- Travel -- Ireland
Lee, John, 1783-1866 -- Travel -- Great Britain
Ireland -- Description and travel
Great Britain -- Description and travel
Alt Author Byrne, Angela, editor
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