CollectionWicklow Papers
DescriptionHistory of Sarah Ponsonby, 'put to school in Kilkenny under the superintendence of Lady Betty Fownes, her father's cousin'. Eleanor Butler's mother was 'a bigotted Roman Catholic, ashamed of her family for whom she would never go into mourning', and Eleanor 'had reached the age of thirty, without having had one lover, though a good complexion & a fine set of teeth', ' but she would not be called feminine & she was very satirical'. Detailed account of the elopement of the Ladies of Llangollen, 1778.
Account of 1798 Rising 'when I tell you that the tragedy of 1641 is acting over again in this unhappy country' [Sarah Tighe, Dublin 4 June 1798].
AccessBy prior appointment.
Date1778; 1798
Repository NameNational Library of Ireland
AddressNational Library of Ireland Department of Manuscripts 2-3 Kildare Street Dublin 2
EircodeD02 TR76
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