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Mary Shackleton Leadbeater diary

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-041

Scope and Contents

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 England, including a description of the ship and passengers, her arrival in Liverpool, and her travels to see various Friends throughout London and Northern England.

Dates

  • 1784

Creator

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical Note

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 to 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 27, 1826, at Ballitore, Ireland, after an illness with "dropsy," or edema, at the age of 67.

Extent

0.08 Linear Feet (1 volume)

Language

English

Overview

Mary Shackleton Leadbeater was an Irish Quaker poet and author. Her 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 England, including a description of the ship and passengers, her arrival in Liverpool, and her travels to see various Friends throughout London and Northern England.

Acquisition

Unknown.

Related Materials

  • HC.MC.975.07.059 "Poems"
  • HC.MC.859 Shackleton family papers

Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed July, 2015.
Title
Mary Shackleton Leadbeater diary, 1784
Author
Kara Flynn
Date
July, 2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

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