Wolverhampton BTW

Letters from the Irish Highlands

Published 1825
Authors Blake Family of Renvyle House; Blake, Henry; Blake, Martha Louisa; Attersoll, Elizabeth Anna
Title Letters from the Irish Highlands.
Publisher’s imprint London: John Murray, Albemarle Street. MDCCCXXV [1825].
Printer’s colophon G. Woodfall, Angel Court, Skinner Street, London.
Format 8o; 1 vol.: pp. xviii. 359
Sources BBT, 418; Corvey; McVeagh; NSTC 2I3926
Copy inspected Google Harv
Notes

1) Editions: 1825(2nd).

2) McVeagh 33, attrib. to ‘Henry Blake’ with var. title, but p. 147 to Mrs Wood; Halkett and Laing to ‘Mrs. Wood’.

3) Introduction notes that ‘differences of sentiment and opinion which appear in the course of these pages are the natural consequence of their being a joint production’. The letters signed ‘H.’ assume a male perspective (‘This ... put an end to the conversation, we soon after adjourned to the ladies’ [16]). The letters are signed ‘A.’ (Nos 1, 9-10, 15, 17, 19, 28, 42, 44, 46, 49); ‘B.’ (Nos 11-14, 16, 18); ‘E’ (Nos 47-48); ‘F.’ (No. 39); ‘H.’ (Nos 2-8, 22-23, 26, 30, 33, 38); ‘M.’ (Nos 20-21, 24-25, 27, 29, 31-32, 34-37, 43, 45); ‘N.’ (No. 40); and [Unsigned] (No. 41).

4) Reviews: Monthly Critical Gaz. 2.9 (Feb. 1, 1825): 238-41; Christian Examiner 2.1 (Jan. 1826): 62-70 [Ire.]; Quarterly Rev. 38.75 (July 1828): 53-84.

5) Full text links: Google

Genre Narrative letters
BTW record no. BTW1203
Region Ireland