Eye-witness ms account of a lightning storm which devastated Athlone in 1697 by H.Y. Sterne,
[ca. 1700's] January 16.
|Main Creator:||Sterne, H.Y.|
MS 34,994 /1: First volume contains the Old Testament. Title page with colophon information is missing from this volume so date is unknown. Contains the ms account about the lightning storm which hit Athlone on 27th October 1697 with a fireball igniting the town's magazine in Athlone Castle, causing an explosion which wrecked the building and much of the town. Mentions the two sieges that Athlone suffered in 1690 and 1691, during the Williamite Wars.
MS 34,994 /2: Second volume contains part of the Old Testament and "The Royal Bible, or, A Complete Body of Christian Divinity: containing the New Testament" by Leonard Howard, D.D., London (Sold by J. Fletcher, & Co. at the Oxford Theatrre, the North Side of St. Paul's Church-yard, 1762).
|Citation:||National Library of Ireland. Department of Manuscripts.|
Handwritten account on three blank pages in the first volume of two large volume Bibles.
Bookplate on inside of front cover "Donated to the Congregation Shaar Hashomayim by wife and children. In memory of Arthur Finestone".
Physical description: 2 volumes.
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