Travel diary of Charles Manners, 1836. IE TCD MS 11359 Public Deposited

Travel diary of Charles Manners, 1836. IE TCD MS 11359

Shelf Mark/Reference Number
  • IE TCD MS 11359
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.
Copyright status
Date Created
  • start 22-05-1836
  • end 31-12-1836
Physical extent
  • i, 181 pages
  • IE TCD MS 11359 is a paperback notebook kept by Charles Manners in 1836, with manuscript diary entries and 5 printed articles inserted. 181 pages (original pagination). Manners was a diplomat in Sweden who left Göteborg in May 1836 for Ireland. He was accompanied by his wife, daughter Alexandra, son Fredric, and dog Dash. He passed through Denmark, and Germany and stopped in London. In his notes he gives details of London, its parks, museums and people. He discusses his plans to introduce a system of railroads in Ireland, ways to improve the Irish way of life, and a court case that he is involved with. Manners travelled to Birmingham, Manchester and on to Dublin, where he arrived in August 1836 and stayed in The Gresham Hotel. He gives details of the city, its population, the poverty and the high levels of ‘beggary [sic]’. He left Dublin by ‘flyboat [sic]’ and travelled to Edenderry to visit his ‘King’s County tenants’. He travelled around the countryside visiting counties Longford, Roscommon, Leitrim, Kilkenny and Waterford commenting on the scenery, accommodation and people. He arrived back in Dublin on 4 November 1836 and took up residence in No. 4 Mountjoy Square East. Contents: Page 3--Göteborg (Gothenburg), Motala, Sweden. Page 6--(Lilla)Edet, Copenhagen, Denmark. Page 8--Kiel, Germany. Page 18--Arrives in England. Page 19--London. Page 66--Leaves London for Bermingham. Page 70--Leaves Birmingham for Manchester. Page 76--Leaves Manchester and arrives in Dublin. Page 84--Leaves Dublin for Co. Offaly. Page 86--Counties Longford, Leitrim, Westmeath. Page 88--Co. Meath.Page 92--Counties Laois, Roscommon, Leitrim. Page 111--Returns to Dublin. Page 113--Returns to Co. Leitrim. Page 114--Counties Roscommon, Leitrim. Page 124--Counties Longford, Sligo.Page 138--Counties Kilkenny, Carlow, Wicklow. Page 141--Co. Cork.Page 143--Co. Waterford. Page 149--Counties Leitrim, Waterford. Page 152--Counties Limerick, Carlow, Dublin. See the Manuscripts & Archives Research Library's catalogue entry here:
  • Donated to Trinity College Dublin Library in February 2010.
Resource type
  • ink
  • marbled paper
  • covers (gathered matter components)
Digital Object Id
  • MS11359_001
  • 0034460


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