This collection is composed of the original, single volume diary of Mary Shackleton Leadbeater. The diary was written for Sarah Dillwyn, and entitled "A Tour Through the Northern Part of England." Entries describe Leadbeater's arrival in Dublin, her voyage to Liverpool, England, including a description of the ship and passengers, her arrival in England, and her travels to see various Friends throughout London and Northern England.
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Mary Shackleton Leadbeater (1758-1826) was born in 1758, the daughter of Richard and Elizabeth (Carleton) Shackleton in Ballitore, Ireland. Leadbeater was well educated, and was a poet and author whose works were published from 1808-1823. In 1784, Leadbeater travelled with her father to London. She married William Leadbeater in 1791. The couple had two daughters; Sarah, born 1792, and Deborah, born 1795. Leadbeater and her family lived at Ballitore, Ireland, and in 1798 narrowly escaped when their house was sacked during an uprising. Leadbeater died on June 27th, 1826 at Ballitore, Ireland after an illness with "dropsy," or edema, at the age of 67.
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Mary Shackleton Leadbeater diary, 1784 (HC.MC.975.01.041), Quaker & Special Collections, Haverford College, Haverford, PA. http://archives.tricolib.brynmawr.edu/repositories/5/resources/741 Accessed November 22, 2019.