Two letters from Thomas Moore to Edmund MacDonnell,
|Main Creator:||Moore, Thomas, 1779-1852|
Letter 1 is written from 3 Bachelor's Walk, and is dated 24th September 1830. Moore apologises for the delay in answering MacDonnell's letter, and says that he will be unable to see MacDonnell on this visit to Ireland, as he came to bring his children to see their grandmother, and also to do some research for the History of Ireland, and the time has slipped away.
Letter 2 was written from Bowood (the house of Lord Lansdowne, who was a patron of Moore's), on 5th October 1838. Moore mentions an invitation from MacDonnell to visit him in Glenarm, which he was unable to accept, but hopes that MacDonnell might call on him in Sloperton, 'if by any chance you should ever lose your way and want a bed on the road between Bristol and London'.
Moore's four volume 'History of Ireland' was published between 1835 and 1846. Glenarm Castle in County Antrim was the family seat of the MacDonnells.
Physical description: 2 items.
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