Leitch Ritchie

Born 1800
Died 1865
Place of Birth Greenock, Scotland
Place of Death East Greenwich, London
Gender Male
Biographical Notes Scottish novelist and journalist. He contributed to journals in Scotland and London, and after Head Pieces and Tail Pieces, by a Travelling Artist (1820) wrote several travel-related books and novels. In the early 1830s he lived for a time in Normandy. He was commissioned by the engraver Charles Heath to write two series of illustrated travel books, Turner's Annual Tour (1833-35) and Heath's Picturesque Annual (1832-45). In connection with these he travelled extensively, supplying the letterpress for twelve volumes, including Ireland Picturesque and Romantic (2 vols, 1837-38). In 1837 he also wrote A Bystander's View of the Irish Poor Law Question.
Sources: George Clement Boase, in Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900, Volume 48.
Glen Hooper, ed., The Tourist's Gaze: Travellers to Ireland, 1800-2000. Cork: Cork University Press, 2001.

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Bantry Bay (Author of travel text)

The Irish Hood (Author of travel text)

Sackville Street Dublin (Author of travel text)

Light-House at Howth (Author of travel text)

Custom House, Dublin (Author of travel text)

The Four Courts, Dublin (Author of travel text)

Enniskerry, Wicklow (Author of travel text)

Powerscourt Waterfall, Wicklow (Author of travel text)

Luggellaw, Wicklow. (Author of travel text)

The Jews Harp (Author of travel text)

Glendalough, Wicklow (Author of travel text)

Meeting of the Waters, Wicklow (Author of travel text)

Arklow, County Wicklow (Author of travel text)

Enniscorthy, Wexford (Author of travel text)

The Quay at Waterford (Author of travel text)

Lismore Castle, Waterford (Author of travel text)

Youghal Church, Cork (Author of travel text)

Black Rock Castle, Cork (Author of travel text)

The Ferry at Passage, Cork (Author of travel text)

The Cove of Cork (Author of travel text)

Kilkenny Castle, Kilkenny (Author of travel text)

Lough Erne (Author of travel text)

Londonderry (Author of travel text)

The Irish Market Girl (Author of travel text)

Donegal Castle (Author of travel text)

Ballyshannon (Author of travel text)

The Irish Jig (Author of travel text)

Killaloe on the Shannon (Author of travel text)

Lower Lake of Killarney (Author of travel text)

The Gap of Dunloe (Author of travel text)

Comme Dhuv (The Black Valley) (Author of travel text)

Turk Mountain from Dinis Island (Author of travel text)

Glengarriff (Author of travel text)