A manuscript travel diary for J. L. [James Lightholder] which he used while on a trip from America to Ireland;
23 April - 11 August 1876
|Main Creator:||Lightholder, James|
|Citation:||National Library of Ireland. Department of Manuscripts.|
Written in pencil in a legible hand, bound in original limp leather, wallet-style binding(somewhat scuffed and rubbed).
James Lightholder's trip from America to Ireland in the steamer "Adriatic" and his return trip to America in total took 112 days(this includes a brief visit from Ireland to Holyhead and from there to Wolverhampton). He appears to have spent the majority of his time in Navan [where he was originally from and where he died of kidney disease on August 17, 1888 at the age of 47 according to an obituary in the "St. Louis Post Dispatch" printed on 22 October 1888]. There are an additional thirty-six pages in the back of the diary, where as well as noting payments to individuals who apparently drove him around while he was in Ireland, there are also listed in the "Cash Account" and "Memoranda" sections the names and addresses of numerous people residing in American, England and Ireland and notes about various steamship companies.
Physical description: 1 ; diary(56 manuscript pages)
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|MS 42,123||Manuscripts Reading Room Special Access||Manuscripts|
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