Humorous log and sketches by Richard Doyle of voyages on the boats of Edward Ellice (died 1880). Edit


Component Unique Identifier
Level of Description


  • 1855, 1859. (Creation)


  • 28 Leaves (Whole)



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  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Scope and Contents

    The log (folio 4) which is illustrated with pen and ink sketches, records a voyage on the yacht ‘The Ladye’ from Loch Hourn to Lewis and Skye in October 1859. The other sketches, which are pasted to large sheets, depict scenes during a voyage on the 'Lotus' to Skye and Rona in October 1855 (folio 19) and were probably added to the later narrative by Mrs Ellice.

  • Bibliography

    Extracts from the log were printed, and some of the sketches reproduced by A H Packe, 'Richard Doyle in the Hebrides', in ‘Country Life’, 16 June 1950, pages 1790-1791 (where the two voyages have been conflated into the later).

  • Arrangement

    28 folios.