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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
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge ; London : Hakluyt Society, 2018
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Description 1 online resource
Series Works issued by the Hakluyt Society ; third series, no. 34
Contents Brief biography of John Lee, née Fiott (1783-1866) -- Lee's walking tour of England, Wales and Ireland -- 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
Summary "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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes About the Editor: Angela Byrne is Lecturer in Modern British and Irish History at Ulster University, and has formerly held positions at the University of Greenwich, National University of Ireland Maynooth, University of Toronto, and the Royal Irish Academy. Her research interests include the history of British and Irish travel and exploration, and women in the sciences. She is author of Geographies of the Romantic North: Science, Antiquarianism, and Travel, 1790-1830 (New York: Palgrave, 2013) and is co-editor (with Sebastian Sobecki) of Richard Hakluyt, The Principal Navigations of the English Nation (1598-1600), vol. II (Oxford University Press, in preparation). She is currently preparing a monograph on Irish-Russian contacts in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries
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Subject Lee, John, 1783-1866 -- Diaries
Lee, John, 1783-1866 -- Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc
Lee, John, 1783-1866 -- Travel -- Great Britain
Lee, John, 1783-1866 -- Travel -- Ireland
Lee, John, 1783-1866.
HISTORY -- Europe -- Great Britain.
TRAVEL -- Europe -- General.
Great Britain -- Description and travel.
Ireland -- Description and travel.
Great Britain.
Genre/Form Diaries.
Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Byrne, Angela, 1983- editor.
ISBN 0429426895