Includes drawings, many signed signed ‘LLDB’ of Italian travellers, Spanish nurses, Irish beggars, groups of Flemish, Dutch and Swiss peoples, Algerian soldiers, Sikh soldiers, English Generals, various Irish scenes including views of Edgeworth's Town House [dated June 1848, p. 43] and a watercolour on p. 34 "a hasty sketch by stealth / behind the pillars in the library of Edgeworthstown April 25th 1848"; continues "The lady writing is Maria Edgeworth - the well-known authoress of novels, tales, treatises, dramas and essays". Includes an image on [p. 28] entitled “Beggars and peasants assembled for Indian meal, July 1847”; signed ‘LLDB’, it is of people queuing for food at Poulacurra House (it is unclear where the location of the house was - there is however a place called Poulacurra in Glanmire, Co. Cork). This image is featured in Noel Kissane's publication "The Irish Famine: A Documentary History" (Syracuse University Press and the National Library of Ireland, 1995).
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Physical description: 1 album (58 drawings) : pencil, pen, watercolour ; 29.6 X 24.4 cm.
Bought from: Mr. Charles J. Jervis, The Chaucer Bookshop, 6, Beer Cart Lane, Canterbury, England. July 1965.
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Reproduction rights owned by National Library of Ireland.