Brief fragment of the journal of John Harden. Edit


Component Unique Identifier
Level of Description


  • 1802. (Creation)


  • 5 Leaves (Whole)



  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Scope and Contents

    This fragment of a much longer diary describes the first part (from Dublin to Dunmail Raise) of John Harden's journey to Scotland to marry Jessy Allan. It is essentially a series of word-pictures of a succession of landscapes, each perceived with an artist's eye.

  • Bibliography

    An earlier instalment of the journal was published and edited by M Quane as 'Tour in Ireland by John Harden in 1797' in ‘Journal of the Cork Historical and Archaeological Society’, volume lviii (1953), pages 26-32, 81-90; volume lix (1954), pages 34-41, 69-77; and volume lx (1955), pages 15-21, 80-87.

  • Arrangement

    10 pages + blank folios.

  • Other Finding Aids

    MSS.8832-8863 correspond to documents 200-231 in the register of documents compiled by Arundel S Clay (see MS.8873).