[Journal and sketchbook, Ireland (1774)]

Print or Manuscript Manuscript
Genre Travel journal
Description of Travel Account Composed of four notebooks and a book of sketches created by Luttrell Wynne in the course a tour in Ireland in 1774, during which he was accompanied by James Dawson, later Viscount Carlow, and then Lord Portarlington. Places described or sketched include Dublin and major sites in counties Kildare, Laois, Offaly, Kilkenny, Tipperary, Kerry, Limerick, Cork, Waterford, Wicklow, Louth, and Meath. Many of the sketches made by Wynne and Dawson during their travels in Ireland served as the basis for prints in Paul Sandby's Virtuosi's Museum (1778-81) and Francis Grose's Antiquities of Ireland (1791). The text of the journal is fairly terse. Its focus is on the physical environment, rather than on ethnography, institutions or politics.

The notebooks (PD/470-473) are individually numbered and inscribed: I - 'From Oxford through Shrewsbury by Holyhead, from there thro' Flintshire, Chester & Warwick to Oxford'; II - 'From Dublin thro' the Queens County to Killarney'; III - 'From Killarney thro' Bantry, Kinsale, Cork, Waterford & Wicklow to Dublin' and IV - 'From Dublin thro' Drogheda, Trim, Mullingar & to Dawson Court', the year is 1774. Each notebook has one or two black and white drawings/sketches, either pen and ink or pencil and wash. The accompanying sketchbook (PD/435) is inscribed 'L. Wynne' and 'Views taken in Ireland Many of which are published by Mr Sandby in his Virtuosi's Museum'.
Language English
Location of Master Copy and Shelfmark Formerly in Cornwall Record Office. : PD/470-473, PD/435
Published/Created 1774