• Title
    Lady Eliza Deane MS.
  • Reference
    IE 627/PR27
  • Date
    1 Jan - 19 Nov 1832
  • Creator
  • Scope and Content
    MS diary/journal of Lady Eliza Deane. Entries begin 1 January 1832 and cover mainly personal matters such as family bereavement, illness, visiting friends and relatives (names occuring include: Penrose, Newenham, Hoare, Townsend, Deane, Lyons, Kennedy, Exham, Crossman, Babington, Pitcairn, Terry, Chatterton, Hargrave, Garde, and Sainthill), attending religious services, sermons and lectures (such as, at Christ Church, Cork, by Messrs. O'Callaghan, Harman, Lyons, Leslie, Hill, McCarthy etc.). Contains numerous biblical and religious observations, plus several entries concerning the building of a new house at Dundanion Castle near Blackrock, Cork, also mentions boating trips, trips by carriage, and others travelling on the 'Inisfail' [Inisfallen] ship for Dublin. Entries in another hand (possibly Sir Thomas Deane) for 8-9 March, recount the laying of the first stone of their new house by their 'beloved Son Thomas Newenham Deane...', the stone originally the top stone of 'old Dundanion Castle', the entry containing heartfelt religious references, such as "We feel great pleasure in being the instruments of a bountiful God thro' which so many persons are employed..."; also mentions stone masons making 'a picturesque ruin' of Dundanion Castle. 5 and 15 June also in this other hand (Sir Thomas Deane). A few entries refer to the cholera epidemic in Cork such as, 12 April, 'This day the Colera is declared to be in few see the hand of God in this heavy Judgement.' Recounts attending 'the Exhibition' to see the Lord Lieutenant, who 'graciously received' her husband Thomas (10 Aug). Also 8pp at rear of volume with extracts and commentary on the Old Testament.
  • Extent
    1 item, c.150pp
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