CollectionMadeleine Townshend of Ballsbridge

Diary of Madeleine Townshend of Ballsbridge, Dublin, daughter of Charles Uniacke Townsend. In English, French, Italian and German. Partly an account of the social engagements, reading and musical habits of a middle-class family in suburban Dublin in the 1880s and partly a confessional diary of a period in her life of religious fervour, with a number of devotional tales. MadelineTownshend taught at Sunday School, went to lectures at the Rotunda and the Asylum, attended the Molyneux and would have attended a loyalist meeting in Ballsbridge, had there been more people there. She notes, 'I should like to have a reading of an hour with the servants every day, to read them an amusing book to enliven their days a bit, what ceaseless monotony is theirs'. 1 volume.

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