Letters concerning the northern coast of the county of Antrim; containing observations on the antiquities, manners, and customs of that country. With the natural history of the basaltes, illustrated by an accurate map of the county of Antrim and views of the most interesting objects on the coast.

Print or Manuscript Manuscript
Genre Letters
Description of Travel Account In this 1839 edition, the main body of the text is divided into two parts: part one and part two each comprise eight letters. These two parts are preceded by a memoir of the life and achievements of the author and are followed by an itinerary for visiting the Giant's Causeway from Belfast. The various letters address the natural and human history of the North Antrim coast of Northern Ireland.
Hamilton first published these Letters in 1786. Subsequent editions in 1790, 1800, and 1822 were more generously illustrated.
Language English
Location of Master Copy and Shelfmark National Library of Ireland : Dix Coleraine 1839
Published/Created Coleraine, Northern Ireland: Samuel Hart, 1839
Number of Pages 265