|Period of Activity||active c. 1838-1849|
Joseph Prévost (d.1849), as he was known in his professional life, was a member of the D'Avèze family, and himself bore the title of comte d'Avèze. Educated in Paris, at the Collège Bourbon (from 1830 to 1838), he was appointed to the Ministère des travaux publics, but was more drawn to journalism. His ambition was to be a political writer. In the 1830s and 40s he contributed to the Revue britannique, the Revue de Paris and Le Constitutionnel. A work by him entitled Le Comte de Dromore, ou la Terreur irlandaise was announced as being in press in 1846 but seems not to have materialised. It is suggested by Lefeuve that he was also a ghost-writer for Baron Taylor.
Prévost travelled to Ireland c. 1844, crossing from Bristol to Cork. He visited much of the country and recounted his experiences in twenty open letters in the Revue de Paris in 1844 and 1845.
On a journey to Italy his health was affected. The change of régime in 1848 severely compromised his chances of a political career. He died relatively young in 1849.
La Revue de Paris, 1844-1845.
Charles Lefeuve, Histoire du Lycée Bonaparte (Collège Bourbon) (Paris: Aux bureaux des Anciennes Maisons de Paris sous Napoléon III, 1862).
- L'Irlande au dix-neuvième siècle (Author of travel text)
Château de Dangan (Author of travel text)
Rivière de Cork vue de la route de Glanmire (Author of travel text)
Port de Cove (Author of travel text)
Abbaye de Youghall, résidence de Sir Walter Raleigh (Author of travel text)
Glengariff (Author of travel text)
Paysage, vue de la montagne du Pain de sucre, Bantry Bay (Author of travel text)
Pont de Cromwell, Glengariff (Author of travel text)
Arrivée à Killarney, par la route de Kenmare (Author of travel text)
Lacs Lower et Turc, Killarney, vus de la cascade de Turc (Author of travel text)
Pont de Vieux Weir, Killarney (Author of travel text)
Ballybunnian (Author of travel text)