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Letter from John D’Alton, Mullingar and Kealtown, 5th and 6th of September 1819 to Catherine (Kate) D’Alton Public Deposited

The correspondence of John and Catherine D'Alton is a collection of personal correspondence of some 275 letters sent between John and his wife Catherine from 1818 to 1853. John D’Alton was educated at ...

Abstract
  • The correspondence of John and Catherine D'Alton is a collection of personal correspondence of some 275 letters sent between John and his wife Catherine from 1818 to 1853. John D’Alton was educated at Trinity College Dublin and was an antiquarian, barrister, Irish historian, genealogist, and biographer. IE TCD MS 2327/87 is a letter from John William Alexander D’Alton (of Bessville, Co. Meath, 1792-1867) to his wife, Catherine (Kate) D’Alton (née Phillips, of Clonmore, Co. Mayo, 1815-1853). Written on the 5th and 6th of September 1819 (Mullingar and Kealtown) and addressed to Mrs Dalton, Upper Rutland Street, Dublin, in which John D’Alton reflects on his boat journey northwestbound along the Royal Canal from Dublin, and advises Catherine on how to spend the £15 he has sent her. The letter was cross written for reasons of economy: the text is written horizontally and vertically on the same page.
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Date Created
  • end 06-09-1819
  • start 05-09-1819
Collection title
  • Correspondence of John and Catherine D'Alton
Medium
  • ink
Support
  • paper (fiber product)
Language
Culture
  • Irish
Provenance
  • Donated to the Library of Trinity College, Dublin by Father Wallace Clare, St. Joseph’s College, Ipswich, Suffolk, 8 December 1951.
  • Clare, Wallace, 1895-1963, Donor
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Genre
  • Correspondence
  • letters (correspondence)
  • Manuscripts
Shelf Mark/Reference Number
  • IE TCD MS 2327/87
Rights statement
  • Copyright The Board of Trinity College Dublin. Images are available for single-use academic application only. Publication, transmission or display is prohibited without formal written approval of the Library of Trinity College, Dublin.
Last modified
  • 28/05/2020
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Source
  • 0145521
Digital Object Id
  • MS2327-87_1

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