Commonplace book. Volume 3: 1824-1827: folio 71 to 95v

Commonplace book. Volume 3: 1824-1827: folio 71 to 95v

Alternative title
  • Francis Longworth-Dames’s commonplace book. Volume 3: 1824-1827
Shelf Mark/Reference Number
  • IE TCD MS 11371/3
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.
Date Created
  • end 1827
  • start 1824
  • IE TCD MS 11371/3 is a hardback commonplace book kept by Francis Longworth-Dames. This book is a continuation of IE TCD MS 11371/2. Manuscript note at front of book reads ‘Vol. III From 1824 to 1827’. Folio vi is headed: ‘Facts fancies and recollections “fond trivial records from 1824 to 1827”’ and is dated: ‘Green hill, Edenderry, Kings County, Ireland, 1824.’ Longworth-Dames is based mainly in Green Hills (Co. Offaly) and resides on the Grand Jury for King’s County (Co. Offaly). He travels around different gardens in counties Offaly and Westmeath as he is preparing to draw up a labyrinth for Green Hills. On 1 August 1825 he sets off for the continent. Dames travels down through France (Paris, Montereau, Dijon), Switzerland (Geneva) and finally to Italy (Savoy, Milan, Venice). On 23 September Longworth-Dames was informed of his father’s death and so left Milan and arrived back in Green Hills on 10 October. Dames includes sketches, quotes, poems, prayers and discusses such topics as botany, religion, literature and music. Along with his mother and sisters, he spent the last two months of 1825 in the Isle of Wight, Brighton. With three bookplates (inside front and back covers and fol. vi): ‘Francis Longworth Dames, Virtute et Prudentia’.With inserted leaf of notepaper detailing in manuscript a list of [some] contents of the volume.1824- 1827; 1 volume. (Foliation noted on the left side of verso).See IE TCD MS 11371/4 for a continuation of this volume.
Collection title
  • Papers of the Longworth-Dames family of County Offaly
  • Presented to Trinity College Dublin Library by Dr. Patrick Vaughan.
  • Vaughan, Patrick, active 2010, Donor
Resource type
  • ink
  • paper (fiber product)
  • calf (leather)
  • Irish
Digital Object Id
  • MS11371-3_157
  • DCAT0120578


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